President and Board Chair, Suzanne Ishee, will lead a webinar on the Sustainable Jersey Arts and Creative Culture creative placemaking action steps on April 24 from 1-2. There are currently 409 New Jersey municipalities who participate in Sustainable Jersey’s certification program, and there are 173 actions from which towns can choose as they work toward certification. The Arts and Creative Culture actions are relatively new to the program and during the webinar, the steps to complete these actions will be reviewed. We will elaborate on why the creative placemaking approach is such a powerful planning model for social and economic development.
Suzanne has invited two guests to join her who will discuss very different scenarios to the creative placemaking activities which are taking place in their communities. Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Arts Council, will talk about the dynamic public private partnership, the MoCo Arts Corridor Partnership, and how it is able to leverage assets and bring people from across sectors together to help arts and creativity thrive, diversify local economies and enhance quality of life and social opportunity in the coastal and bayshore region along NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast line and the Garden State Parkway.
Vicki Gaudier, Chair of the Bordentown Creative Team will address the processes, challenges and outcomes in establishing a Creative Team for the City of Bordentown. She will speak about ways to find people who are willing to work and actively participate in developing a Creative Assets Inventory and their anticipation that the inventory will provide a resource to assist with social and economic development in this small Burlington County town.
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