Last night, I attended the Park and Planning’s Envision Prince Georges. The PG Park and Planning has arranged 6 community forums to do what they call develop and implement a vision for our county with a vibrant economy and high quality of life for all. The one I attended was in Lanham, not very far from College Park.
The part I liked most about the forum was active engagements of the residents in small groups. The participants were also allowed to express their opinions through wireless keypad based centralised polling system. There were some 150 citizens attended the session grouped in 15 tables. Each group was headed by a facilitator.
The group discussions covered areas such as, living (community development), work, education, services, recreation and sustainabilities.
There is still one session you can attend, in case you missed the previous ones. This one will be held at the University of Maryland on the coming Saturday. More here.