The entire project team has been blown away by the level of feedback and engagement throughout the entire Comprehensive Plan Update process. In the short month and a half time period that the public survey was open, nearly 1,500 community residents participated in the survey, and in turn 1,500 individuals contributed to the development of the goals and objectives that will be established in the final Comprehensive Plan Document. A full summary of the community survey results can be found on the project website.
The first public meeting for the Shelbyville Comprehensive Plan update was held on May 4th, 2018. This was a ‘Pop‐Up’ style public meeting which was conducted at the May First Friday event. The event was advertised on city social media outlets, radio, and in the newspaper and was organized in a manner to allow for informal interaction with First Friday participants and other passers‐by with city staff and the project team.
The booth was set up between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. during which time an estimated 100 people stopped by to participate in planned feedback exercises and to discuss their thoughts and ideas for the future of Shelbyville with the project team. Participants ranged in age between young children to senior citizens.
In all, approximately 400 individual responses were received across 4 different feedback exercises. A summary of the response trends is included on the project website, with photos of the actual response boards included at the end of the summary for further reference.