Mountain Lake Journal - April 11, 2013
Tourism Destination? Building on the region’s strengths: tourism, recreation, and history, the Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau is in the process of developing a plan to boost community development.
This week, a steering committee hosts the latest Vision2Action community forum on this “Destination Master Plan” and we continue the discussion on a special edition of Mountain Lake Journal.
This our latest installment of Vision2Action, a project started 4-years ago to get people engaged in efforts to improve the community in hopes of attracting 3-thousand new families to the region by 2040. Over the past year and a half several community forums and televised town meetings here at Mountain Lake PBS have focused on the efforts to create a more economically viable and livable community. Previous forums have focused on efforts to reopen the historic strand theatre and creating a vibrant arts district in downtown Plattsburgh, building on the region’s world-class recreation and network of transportation, as well as new education initiatives that get kids started on the path to good careers and a lifetime of learning.
This week our guests discuss the efforts to showcase the region’s agritourism, outdoor recreation, and rich history to boost economic development.
Ee are joined by Michele Powers with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau; Bob Harvey, a consultant with egret communications who is helping to develop the master plan; Terry Meron, a local businessman; John Krueger, city historian; Tim Bresett, general manager of Ausable Chasm; and Shannon Rulfs with Rulfs Orchard in Peru, New York.
To join the discussion visit the vision2action Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vision2action
To learn more about the Destination Master Plan visit: www.goadirondack.com