More than 235 Lakesiders participated in a Community Forum held over Labor Day weekend. The objective of the forum was to update Lakesiders on our master planning efforts and to share what we’ve heard throughout this process. If you were unable to attend the forum, an audio recording and the PowerPoint presentation have been uploaded to the website for your convenience.
This summer, the community united to help develop a master plan and identify areas of support. Several touchpoints were made to collect your feedback, including face-to-face interviews, focus groups, surveys, dessert receptions with the President/CEO, “State of Lakeside” Address presentation, website updates, e-newsletters, social media and blog postings, Lakeside Property Owners Association meetings, guest surveys and community forums.
We will continue to learn, evolve and use each of these different communication channels to gain perspective, insight and ideas from the community.
We’ve learned many lessons this summer and hope that we’ve demonstrated our commitment to you with an open and meaningful dialogue. The following short-term priorities and next steps were identified:
It’s not about change. It’s about improvement – improvement of the programs, infrastructure, beautiful grounds and historic buildings. This is a process and it’s a continuum.
Part of the Chautauqua spirit is to be a good listener and to have a meaningful dialogue. Thank you for your valuable feedback this summer and in the coming years as we develop our master plan. Every voice matters!