Community Resources-Get involved

For so many reasons, Olympia is a great place to live! I can hardly imagine finding anywhere better. For me it’s a package deal, but the cherry on top is the people. Olympia is such a delightful mixed bag and for the most part easy to take in it’s entirety and minimally, always entertaining! Having grown up on the east coast, the loose nature of our little community suits me just fine.

I’ve only lived here for 20 years, but I see many more in my future. Naturally, this inspires me to keep up to date on what’s happening in and around Olympia and to find ways to participate in the future outlook of Olympia.

I recently learned of a couple good resources that I’d like to share with you. These websites offer a place where you can have a voice to express your interests regarding our community. Community action doesn’t necessarily take a lot of time, but it does require a certain amount of awareness which will allow you to pick and choose your way through options for participation.

Imagine Olympia

The Washington State Growth Management Act requires that cities develop plans to manage population and urban growth. For Olympia, it is our blueprint for how we grow and continue to be a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our current Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the City Council in 1994 after a two-year community involvement effort. As required by law, it is now time for us to review and update the Plan.

The Imagine Olympia website is a convenient place where you can make suggestions and comments on a range of topics of importance to our community, from rising sea levels, to affordable housing to urban forestry and everything in between.

The Olympia Project: Making Community Participation Fun

Goals of The Olympia Project:

  • Engaging our peers in volunteer work to enrich our community.
  • Providing social opportunities for our peers to enjoy and participate in our unique community.
  • Connecting our peers to non-partisan civic education and engagement opportunities; and in all cases we are committed to making participation FUN!

I know there are many ways to get involved in the community. Minimally, by sharing your ideas… you may very well maximize the outcome.

Let’s see what we can do together to make Olympia an even better place to live!

See you around town! Zeta

Posted on December 22, 2009

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