Park City Vision 2020 Event Will Put 'Bold' Solutions To The Test

Feb 9, 2020

Credit Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City Municipal is hosting a second large-scale event, to round out its 2020 visioning process, on Tuesday evening.

The Park City Future Summit Part Two takes place Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says it’s a time for community members come back and review the feedback from the months-long visioning process.

“It’s really the last chance that the public will have a gathering like this to give their input on the defined vision for Park City,” Jager said.

Park City’s community visioning project began in June 2019, and in the months since the city and the consultants Future IQ have conducted dozens of community meetings and a think tank workshop. Based on feedback from surveys and meetings, Park City community members appear to want “bold change” as they look to the future. Park City Budget Manager Jed Briggs says the summit will be a time to test that around different ideas, such as environment, tourism and transportation.

“If we're talking about something like transportation, we have four or five different ideas or new, kind of bold solutions that we may or may not have talked about too much in the past," Briggs said. "What we want to do is really kind of test the community's tolerance for taking on some of these bold, new actions.”

The visioning process has resulted in feedback from many community members, and people can still take the community survey online. But Jager says there’s another group the city wants to target.

“We're also hosting two visioning sessions for parent groups," Jager said. "We’re doing this on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. and then again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the community room at the library. That's a group we really wanted to hear more from, in terms of what do they see as an ideal future for their children in our community.”

The Park City Future Summit Part Two is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Santy Auditorium. It will also offer Spanish interpretation services.

The final vision report will be presented to the community at the State of Park City address in March.