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Future of downtown to be addressed at LWV forum

Post Date:03/20/2015
Have a question about the proposed new downtown library? What about the proposed exhibition center? If so, come to a community forum at the Appleton Library Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to ask your question and have it answered. 

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring the community forum. The LWV invited Mayor Hanna to give a presentation on the overall vision for the future of downtown Appleton and Library Director Colleen Rortvedt will talk about the status of the proposed new downtown library. Mayor Hanna will also give an overview of the proposed exhibition center and the downtown parking study. 

There will also be an opportunity for audience members to submit questions for the panelists to answer at the forum. The agenda is posted below: 

I. Welcome Sara Companik (6:30 - 6:35) 
•LWV sponsored event, purpose, explain process for evening’s proceedings 
•Name presenters, introduce Mayor Hanna 

II. Vision for Downtown Mayor Timothy Hanna (6:35 - 6:50) 
•Vision for Downtown Appleton, process for arriving at vision, “Can we afford it?” 

III. Appleton Downtown, Inc. Jennifer Stephany (6:50 – 7:00) 
•Update on comprehensive Downtown Appleton Business Plan 

IV. Appleton Public Library Colleen Rortvedt (7:00 – 7:15) 
•Planning process for new Appleton Public Library 

V. Exhibition Center & Parking Mayor Hanna (7:15 – 7:25) 
•Progress on Exhibition Center Plan 
•Results of Parking Study 

VI. YMCA of the Fox Cities – Appleton Danielle Englebert (7:25 – 7:30) 
•Process & plan for renovation of Appleton Y 

VII. Written Questions from Audience & Panel Responses Jacqueline Klimaszewski (7:30 – 8:00)

VIII. Closing Comments Sara Companik (8:00) 

Appleton Communications Coordinator Chad Doran can be reached at (920) 832-5814
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