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February 10, 2009

YPW Update

Heather Bohrer

How many times have you wished your voice would have been heard? Like that great advice you gave your friend or the suggestion you offered to your boss? Did you really feel like you were heard and that your opinion was going to be taken seriously?

What if you could share your thoughts on a new Wichita? Share your thoughts and actually have them heard? That is what is YPW is offering you. You might be surprised at how many groups have come to me telling me how much they want to know what YPs want in this community. Visioneering, Wichita Downtown Development Corp., Wichita Initiative for a Renewed Environment, just to name a few. And the opportunities to share your thoughts are happening NOW.

No matter what stage of life you are in, you definitely have an opinion about Wichita. We need more dog parks, more bike paths, a grocery store downtown, more places to mingle that aren’t centered around partying. I’ve heard you all talking about it. Now I need you to come out and share these things and jump on board to making them happen.

So what do you want this city to continue with or improve upon? There are so many outlets in the coming weeks to make sure your voice is finally heard. So stand up. Join YPW in shaping this community’s future. Whether you are new and have suggestions or have grown up here and what to voice your concerns. STAND UP. It is time. It is our time. Wichita is ready for our voice. Make sure yours is heard. I know mine will be, because I enjoy it here. I want to stay here. I want to be part of the change. I want you to be part of this change.

Check out our calendar of events and our blog for all of the upcoming opportunities (know that I only list YPW/Chamber events on our calendar – that will change once our new website roles out in April though – the rest of the events I know about go directly to our blog and Twitter). Thursday is the YPW launch of Visioneering’s R3 (already have over 60 people coming), and the list goes on and on from there.

I hope to see you soon…

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