At our last WECAN meeting, Jeff Staudinger from the City of Asheville, and Meg Williams from Appalachian State University discussed Sustainable Communities Initiative (East of the Riverway). One component of this grant is the gathering of information through surveys. Below is some more information:
Our Appalachian State grad students have met with many folks over the past few weeks to discuss a survey that we'll be conducting in the East of the Riverway neighborhood, which will focus on the area's transportation, energy and other community needs. We have been fortunate to have you and many of your friends and neighbors work on a draft survey with our class and other community members, but something we heard many of you say is that we need to work hard getting the word out that we will be conducting the surveys.
I realize some of you may have seen this, but I wanted to share this flier with you that we created in order to announce the surveys. Please feel free to pass it along electronically to anyone you feel appropriate. We appreciate your help in spreading the word, as we realize we don't have contact info for everyone who might find this information useful.
We'll also be posting fliers up around the neighborhood and we also have an ad in the Urban News and in the Housing Authority's newsletter this month, so we hope that these efforts will do well in preparing folks for the survey we'll be conducting with Green Opportunities and Just Folks. We plan to conduct the surveys at the end of March and early April.
Thank you so much for your help and please feel free to email me back with questions.