Meeting notes of the Vision Henderson Action Committee, 12/17/15

December 17, 2015, Vision Henderson Action Committee Meeting

Committee members present: Dr. Kris Williams, Rodney Thomas, Kyle Hittner, Tim Skinner, Bill Markwell, Buzzy Newman,

Guests present: Mayor Steve Austin,  Greg Gibson, HAAA

The group discussed a date for the “Community Conversation about the Arts,” and landed on either February 2nd or 4th at Rookies, from 4-6pm.  Greg will reach out to Jule McClellan to make sure that date works for her and ask for her help in inviting the arts community.  Kyle will reach out to Emily Moses from KAC to see which date works for her and to share with her the topics of discussion.

Those topics will be drawn from Vision Henderson and include:

Educational outreach, Grants program/funding, Performing arts space, arts incubator space for creating and selling; shared resources, Destination known for the arts: festivals, events (artisan market,etc, haaa shows), Events, Festivals and programming, Entertainment and arts district, Ampitheatre/outdoor performing arts space, Communication between artists and arts groups

We also discussed who should be invited.  Below is a preliminary list of invitees, and places we will promote the event:

OVAL and board, HAAA and board, Handy Fest committee, Bluegrass committee, School (Choir, Band, Visual, Graphic Design) – ask Marganna to recommend, HCC- Cathi Blackburn, Sharon Burton, Steve McCarty, Rachel Baar, Pem Fisterer Clark, Chris Thomas, Alan and Cathe Hedgespeth, Bobbi Vanzant, Anyone that attended the Visioning charettes, Iris Gentry, Suzy McCormick, Suzy Rideout, WSON, Gleaner, Lifestyles, WEHT, Social Media announcements, Riverbend and board, Julie Struck, Laura Peck and board, Henderson Society of Art, Kim Luttrell, Janet Hayden, Bob Park, Matthew and Jessica Vanover, Art Hop participants, Artisan Market participants, Kim McGrew, Photographers (Audubon Photography Club)

In addition to a community discussion, we also want to encourage action.  We discussed creating handouts and vision boards on various Vision initiatives so people can “sign up,” for their favorite initiative, and provide contact info.

Next meeting will be January 26 at 12 at the Depot.  Additionally, there will be a community sports meeting on January 20 at 6 at Rookies.


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