The Myerstown Vitality Partnership (MVP) is developing a new, bold plan for a stronger and more vibrant Myerstown. To be successful, our plan must identify and leverage our assets. Often times when we think of assets, we think of physical things like a historic building or a park. But Myerstown’s most valuable asset is its people: residents, community leaders, faith-based organizations, business owners, and their employees. We seek to develop our vision and strategic plan around our most valuable asset.
People are storytellers. Whether it is the latest show on Netflix, a new book, or even tales from around the water cooler, we are drawn to stories because we see ourselves reflected in them. Stories help us better understand ourselves and our community. That is why our visioning and planning process is going to involve collecting stories from the people of Myerstown. Unlike traditional community planning processes that are presented to the residents after they are drafted, we want residents to be a part of the process from start to finish.
Collecting stories will allow us to celebrate the different voices in our community, both past and present, and help us learn what matters most. Once we have collected stories, we will identify common values and themes, and utilize those values and themes to create our vision for Myerstown. This vision will serve as the foundation of a strategic plan that will become a roadmap for our revitalization efforts.
Click the link below to take a brief survey about the perception of Myerstown’s Downtown. The results of this survey will help us identify goals and objectives for our Downtown revitalization efforts.
Click the link below to share a story, a photo, or a video about Myerstown. Whether it is a story from your childhood, or a story about the history of our community. Your story will help us write the roadmap of Myerstown’s future!
SHARE YOUR MYERSTOWN STORY
If you have any questions about the survey, or would like to speak with someone from MVP, contact Jack Gombach at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 866-5038 x106.