For Immediate Release
Margaret Wyzlic, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Destination Ann Arbor
DESTINATION ANN ARBOR ANNOUNCES RESIDENT TOWN HALL
FOR MASTER PLANNING PROCESS
ANN ARBOR, MI (May 30, 2019) – Destination Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County’s tourism and destination marketing organization, is pleased to announce a new project called Washtenaw 2030: A Destination Master Plan. Intended as a service to the community, this initiative will identify a strategic vision and roadmap to improving the visitor experience in Washtenaw County, while generating economic benefits for those who live and work here as well.
As part of the development of the Destination Master Plan, Destination Ann Arbor will seek out extensive community input through one-on-one interviews, focus groups, town hall meetings, and a forthcoming online survey. The first of two town hall meetings has been scheduled and community members are encouraged to attend.
“We’re keenly interested in what residents have to say,” says Mary Kerr, President and CEO of Destination Ann Arbor. “Identifying our destination’s assets and opportunities will help us to create a roadmap for a long-term tourism success plan for the entirety of Washtenaw County.”
The final product resulting from this process will incorporate community input and identify both assets and opportunities involving infrastructure, facilities, services, attractions, and events that could be created or improved to enhance both the visitor experience and general quality of life in Washtenaw County.
“This Destination Master Planning process is intended to be a community-wide initiative and will help us to maximize the positive effects of tourism on our local economy,” says Destination Ann Arbor Chairman Sean Duval. “I’m really excited to hear what our local residents and business leaders have to say about what is working and also what improvements we could make to our destination.”
Details for the first town hall are as follows:
Date and time: June 11, 2019 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites Corporate Event Center, 2455 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor
Community members should RSVP at https://forms.gle/w1ysnHTFcV8X3cea8
Those who are unable to attend this town hall are encouraged to stay tuned for an announcement about the second such event, which is anticipated to take place in August.
Destination Ann Arbor is a 501 (c)6 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the economy of Washtenaw County through promotion of the area as a destination for day and overnight visitors. www.destinationannarbor.org