*Local Strategic Plan Meetings Canceled* ARC Strategic Plan Meeting Announcement and Video

Mar 04, 2020
ARC Strategic Plan 
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ARC is carefully and continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Heeding public health guidance, we are canceling these events. Our intent is to restart our strategic planning process at a time when we can gather in-person to discuss our Region’s future. We will contact you when we have more details. We will also be posting any additional ARC operational updates on www.arc.gov, and in forthcoming issues of the In The Region, our weekly newsletter.
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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a series of public input sessions to identify critical opportunities and challenges facing Appalachia’s economic future. Using insights gathered from these public sessions, coupled with guidance from regional, state, and local partners, ARC will develop a strategic plan for fiscal years 2021-2025. Sessions will be held at:
  • Wednesday, April 8, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Thursday, April 16, Ashland, Kentucky
  • Wednesday, April 22, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Thursday, April 30, Abingdon, Virginia

Each session, which is organized in conjunction with ARC’s state partner, will run from 9:30 am–3:00 pm, is open to the public, and is free to attend. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at www.arc.gov/strategicplan. In addition to these public events, ARC is also collecting input via a public survey.

"As we plan ARC’s investment strategy for the years to come, it is important that we be informed by the people we serve," said ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas. "These public input sessions for the next ARC Strategic Plan will provide Appalachian communities the opportunity to have a voice in this process, and I encourage the people of Appalachia to take part in one of these sessions."