Thomson, Carlton residents to participate in public visioning sessionResidents, business owners and key stakeholders in the Cities of Thomson and Carlton, Minnesota will have an opportunity to participate in a public meeting intended to generate a vision for the future of the two Cities.
Residents, business owners and key stakeholders in the Cities of Thomson and Carlton, Minnesota will have an opportunity to participate in a public meeting intended to generate a vision for the future of the two Cities. The possibility of merging the two municipalities will be a part of the discussion. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Four Seasons Event Center, 1568 Hwy 210, Carlton.
The Public Visioning Session will provide the public and stakeholders of Thomson and Carlton a chance to learn about the potential merger and to participate in developing a joint vision statement for this unique venture. The process will give participants the opportunity to have their voice be part of the merger process and the future of the Cities. Residents, elected officials, business owners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
A planning committee, made up of elected officials and staff from the cities of Thomson and Carlton, has asked that the professional planning staff from Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) assist with the public input process. ARDC is organizing and facilitating the meeting and will develop a summary of the Visioning Session. Additional opportunities for public input will occur if the process moves forward past this initial meeting. For more information, contact Andy Hubley, ARDC Regional Planning Director, (218) 529-7512.
The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is a regional comprehensive planning and development agency serving the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis in Northeast Minnesota. ARDC’s mission is to serve the people of the Arrowhead Region by providing local units of government and citizen groups a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems and fostering local leadership.