Manhattan’s Strategic Plan Open House Thursday


A first ever five-year strategic plan for the city of Manhattan is the subject of an open house at City Hall Thursday night.

Contractor Planning NEXT presented a draft plan to the City Commission last month and Sara Bongiorno notes that draft was influenced by community input from the spring.

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Bongiorno says the first two rounds of engagement resulted in them gaining input from approximately two thousand residents.
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In developing a vision statement, Bongiorno says there was a concerted effort to come up with the phrasing of “unparalleled university and military partnerships.”

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Presenting the draft plan to the City Commission late last month, Bongiorno addressed claims the plan was too heavily influenced by city staff’s desires.
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Public review of the draft plan continues through the 17th. Thursday’s open house on the plan takes place from six to eight.


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Troy returns to Manhattan after spending the last 20 years in Greeley, CO. He served as the "Voice of the UNC Bears" while serving as the news & sports director for a local station. Troy is a ' 93 K-State grad and grew up near Circleville.

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