2017 Strategic Planning Retreat
The annual planning retreat was held at Kimball Farm, on June 15, 2017
You can read the Final Report from the 2017 Strategic Planning Retreat here.
The event was attended by by more than 240 people. Thank you to everyone who came out to take part. Please take the feedback survey to tell us what you thought of the event.
5:15 – 5:30 Registration
5:30 – 5:40 Welcome, opening remarks, and overview of event
Andrea Peraner-Sweet, Chair, Board of Selectmen
Jodi Ross, Town Manager
5:40 – 6:30 Facilitated Discussions Session #1
Healthy Westford Committee & Pedestrian Safety Committee:
Introduced by Chris Barrett, Healthy Westford Committee & Chair, Pedestrian Safety Committee
Review of committees’ current projects underway, including Complete Streets project, proposed sidewalks, upcoming health fairs, long-term goals and objectives, ideas to promote health and recreation through education and information campaigns, and plans to address litter throughout town.
6:30 – 7:00 Dinner / Poster Exhibits
7:00 – 7:50 Facilitated Discussions Session #2
Introduced by Chris Kluchman, Director of Land Use Management
Discussion related to recently approved state legislation allowing recreational use of marijuana. Topics shall include state and local regulations, zoning, potential bylaw options, law enforcement, etc.
7:50 – 8:15 Break for Ice Cream
8:15 – 8:30 Closing Remarks
1. Town Farm Disposition
2. Town-Wide Infrastructure Projects
3. Town Facility Capital Project Updates
4. Recreation Survey & Feasibility Study
5. 12 North Main Street Disposition
6. Agricultural Commission Initiatives
7. Dog Park Task Force Update
8. Stormwater Management
9. Economic Development
10. Cultural Council