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We’ve finished the first phase of the project. We have taken an abstract idea and given it real detail and substance, and it is from this place that we can now start to have a meaningful conversation, and know that we are talking about the same things, not varying interpretations of abstract ideas.

Our next step is a work session with interested Fair family to review what we learned from our first phase work, hear your input and feedback, and discuss what the appropriate next steps are to determine what elements of this are most important to us and what we are actually going to build.

We know that we also have the immediate next step of taking the information we have presented to you and now turn our focus to a fundraising feasibility study. We must and will be able to determine what we can realistically manifest through fundraising, capital campaigns and grants & foundation donations before we can further frame our ultimate project proposal. It is the goal of the committee to return to you the membership and our BOD with a detailed report on our fundraising feasibility by September.

Please join us at the Hilyard Community Center on Monday May 20th for our work session. The meeting starts at 6:30PM. We need your help to ensure we get the building we need for our needs of today and those of our future.

The Draft Workshop Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Project History
  3. Zoning history / constraints / opportunities
  4. Environmental issues
  5. Fair event operational issues / opportunities
  6. Discussion Forum / Questions and answers
  • CCC process
  • Opportunities for fair family involvement
  • Project timelines
  • Size requirements

See you at the Workshop!

Community Center Work Session March 18th!

The Committee has been busy working with the Pivot folks refining basic cost estimates and more. Our needs, desires, wishes, and fiscal abilities all inform the design process. What features can we afford? How much funds could we raise in a capital campaign? What are the core requirements and what are our wishes? As you can imagine, we have a lot of decisions to make as an organization and there is extensive work to do.

There is a Community Center Work Session scheduled with the Committee, Board, Officers, and yourself coming up where we will be reviewing the progress to date. Won’t you join us?

Community Center Committee Work Session
March 18th, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405

Here’s the location on a map for directions.