Powell Identifies Priorities for the Future
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 2, 2017
The community of Powell came together last week to identify priorities for the future.
The Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and Powell Economic Partnership held a joint meeting Monday to analyze the data from last week’s community survey and listening sessions and to lay out the next steps with third-party facilitator, Tara Kuipers. The results strongly showed the community’s desire for two very distinct roles: one of business development and one of community development.
The top scoring priorities in both the listening sessions and survey were bringing new businesses to the community, promoting Powell, providing a central place for visitors and community members alike, and supporting existing businesses including downtown. Community events and activities generated most of the conversation at the listening sessions.
The meeting concluded with a very clear next step. The Powell Chamber decided that they will continue with an interim staff member leading the Chamber for the next 30 to 60 days in the absence of an executive director, while they work with a third-party consultant to clarify their mission and the expectations of the vacant role.