Tue, Jun 22 | Morris Senior Community Center

Resiliency Series Session 5: Community Identity and Resiliency in Morris

As summer is upon us and COVID restrictions are easing, we're excited to take a break from Zoom and host an in-person community event on June 22nd, 6-7pm at the Morris Senior Community Center!
Resiliency Series Session 5:  Community Identity and Resiliency in Morris

Time & Location

Jun 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Morris Senior Community Center, 603 Oregon Ave, Morris, MN 56267, USA

About the Event

The Morris Model team is excited at the opportunity to facilitate an hour-long discussion and investigation into what resiliency means in the community of Morris and Stevens County.  We will explore how residents wish to see their neighbors and elected officials adapt and plan for our city's future with resiliency in mind.

For this series event, we are relying on the best expertise available:  YOU!  The goal of the evening is to provide a forum for the sharing of stories, ideas, and concerns from community members.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to provide valuable input and perspective to the Morris Model team.  You can play a critical role in defining the priorities and policies for local government to address the likely impacts coming to our community as a consequence of changing (and more volatile) weather.

The evening's conversation will cover the following topics, please bring your own stories and opinions on the following to share:

- Stories and examples of how the Morris community and Stevens County residents have been resilient in the past and present

- Identification and acknowledgement of the community's most prized assets that we must preserve

- Ideas for projects or plans that will increase the resiliency of the city 

All are welcome, we hope to hear from as many of you as possible.  If you've been involved with the discussion series thus far, fantastic; if this will be your first session in attendance, we are glad to see you!  If you'd like, you can watch the archived presentation that kicked off the series here to get an idea of the context in which we will be having this discussion.

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Information on the Community Resiliency Discussion Series:

The Morris Model plans to bring together our community leaders and members to discuss resiliency every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7 PM virtually. Resiliency is the ability of a system or a community to survive disruption and to anticipate, adapt, and flourish in the face of change.

Continuing on the momentum of the Rural Climate Dialogues in 2014 and the creation of the Morris Model Strategic Plan in 2018, the Morris Model team will be facilitating a series of seven monthly, hour-long online discussions with regional experts on the importance of incorporating resilience-minded strategies and forward-thinking, cost-effective investments to improve the readiness of the community for future predicted impacts to the following aspects of the community:

1) Agriculture

2) Outdoor recreation and natural resources

3) Infrastructure and utilities

4) Culture and community identity

5) Business/industry/finance

6) Community Health

Visit www.morrismodel.org/resiliency-series to view the upcoming meetings, see recordings of previous sessions, and learn more about the discussion series, and reach out to morrismodelinfo@gmail.com with any questions.

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