Sharon's CPA Plan - the result of a successful public process

My CPA planning work with the Town of Sharon's Community Preservation Committee culminated in the release of the Final CPC Plan, July 2008.   One of the CPC's primary goals was to obtain as much meaningful citizen input as we could through the planning process.  After having a low turn-out at the initial community meeting (unfortunately, a common fate of community meetings focused on planning rather than hotly contested development projects), we decided to go out to 13 town boards and commissions to ask for their feedback on the CPC's goals and ideas for possible CPA projects.  We were well recieved, even by boards who may not have initially been wholly supportive of CPA. 

Making that extra effort to attend board and committee meetings (we came to their meetings instead of inviting them to our meetings) really paid off in the end.