A belated Happy New Year! Through the Visioning Questionnaire (which we encourage you to complete if you still haven’t had the chance yet) you have the opportunity to share opinions, ideas, and aspirations about the Village of a relatively general nature. Today, we are launching a new tool called Map Your Vision so you can provide more focused input. Map Your Vision is a web-based public engagement tool through which you pinpoint specific locations on a map, type in and categorize your comments about those locations, and (if you wish) upload photos associated with those locations. The Map Your Vision tool asks you to pinpoint and provide comments on three topics: Favorite or Special Places, Opportunities or Ideas for the Future, and Current or Future Challenges or Issues.
A Few Technical Notes: While this tool will work on a tablet or cell phone, it tends to be easier to navigate, operate, and see other people’s contributions to the map using a laptop or desktop computer. Also note that the map functions much like a Google Map in that you can zoom in and out, pan (shift) the map around in any direction using your mouse, and change the base map to an aerial/satellite photo. The basic instructions for adding points to the map are located on the top of the Map Your Vision website. If you have any questions or need technical support, e-mail email@example.com.
Would you like to help out with the visioning process? One of the goals of Our Village, Our Future is to reach out to and engage as many people as possible in the Ridgewood community in the visioning process. Through the Visioning Questionnaire, we have heard from more than 500 people so far.
You can help us reach out to even more people through your friends, family, neighbors, and through local clubs/organizations in which you belong. On the Get Involved page of this website, we identify six ways that you can help out with the visioning process. While you can still help with any of the methods, through the end of this month and January, we are focusing on two of the six: #4 Conduct Video or Audio Interviews and #5 Facilitate a Discussion. The links will take you to toolkits that provide guidance on these activities. Take a moment to review the tookits, and if you are interested in one or both of these activities, let us know by filling out the form on the Get Involved page.
We’ve reached the 400 mark for responses to the Visioning Questionnaire! But we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of at least 2,000 responses. Carve a few minutes our of your day and click here to share your thoughts on the Village today and 5, 10, 20 years into the future through the Visioning Questionnaire. Then, via e-mail or Facebook, tell your friends and neighbors to do the same. Copy and paste the language below and help spread the word!
What is YOUR vision for the future of the Village? Fill out the Visioning Questionnaire online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/visionridgewood. This questionnaire is part of Our Village, Our Future, a process that will inform the creation of the Village’s next Master Plan. The primary goal of Our Village, Our Future is to implement a community visioning process that reaches out to a broad range of Ridgewood residents and other stakeholders—which includes businesses, institutions, and community organizations—and encourages them to think about and discuss the values, principles, goals, and priorities that should shape the future of Ridgewood.
The Village of Ridgewood, NJ is excited to launch Our Village, Our Future, a visioning process that will contribute toward the creation of a new Master Plan for the Village. Here are three things that you can do right now to get started:
1. STAY UP-TO-DATE. If you haven’t done so already, sign up to receive e-mail updates about Our Village, Our Future. Look for “RECEIVE E-MAIL UPDATES” in the right sidebar or, if you are on a cell phone or tablet, scroll down.
The Village of Ridgewood is excited to launch Our Village, Our Future, a visioning process that will contribute toward the creation of a new Master Plan for the Village. This website will serve as the main online portal for the visioning process, so be sure to sign up to receive e-mail updates. In the next several months, we will be providing both on-line and in-person opportunities to share with us your vision for the future of the Village.
Please see the FAQ page for more information on Our Village, Our Future. If you have any additional questions, please use the form on the Contact page.