What Will 2011 Bring? You Decide.

Dear Neighbors,
Developing a good game plan is a key to any successful team. Recognizing your challenges, building from your strengths and using your resources wisely are critical components to such a plan.

On January 8th, MACC hosted its fourth annual strategic planning session. Attendees took the opportunity to recognize achievements over the last year, things like developing the communications and membership plan, installing new welcome signs and working with our neighbors in Stanton Heights to preserve over forty acres of wooded hillside by implementing the creation of the Allegheny Greenway. While it’s fun to think about the positives, attendees also identified areas where improvements are needed and began to chart a course to tackle these challenges.

Participants separated into two groups. Group one focused on building on success in the business district. Meanwhile, group two concentrated on connecting residents through events and activities. Both teams developed creative ideas and action plans to achieve their identified goals.

Please take a look at the MACC Strategic Plan.  Let us know if you have any suggestions or issues that you would like to include. If you see something of interest and would like to lend a hand please contact us. As playwright John Heywood said, “Many hands make light the work.”  Here is to a successful 2011.

Grant Ervin
MACC President