We set a goal for 2015 to engage the public on what Ossining wants to see happen at the heart of our downtown. My colleagues and I on the Board are excited that this new online platform enables us to hear from the community in a quantitative way.
Ossining, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
The Village of Ossining is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, “Village of Ossining – Become Part of the Conversation,” where citizens can connect, communicate and collaborate with community decision makers and other residents concerning the Village. Developed by MindMixer, the new site (villageofossining.mindmixer.com) aims to get the community involved and will be used as an online tool to generate new ideas and feedback from residents using an interactive and accessible platform.
“Village of Ossining – Become Part of the Conversation” gives residents a chance to work with community leaders on a variety of topics online anytime, anywhere. Contributors are encouraged to share new ideas, support or expand upon others’ ideas, and give feedback on a variety of initiatives. Feedback from the website will be used by the Village Board of Trustees in order to shape the future of the Village.
“We set a goal for 2015 to engage the public on what Ossining wants to see happen at the heart of our downtown. My colleagues and I on the Board of Trustees are excited that this new online platform enables us to hear from the community in a quantitative way,” said Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity. “We'll be working hard to encourage residents to be part of the conversation. This input will impact our decision about the future of Market Square – the key to growing our vibrant local economy.”
The first topic discussed on the website concerns community input on the creative redevelopment of the Market Square and existing parking lots located at the intersection of Main and Spring Streets. Over the next three months the Village will be posting questions that will cover all aspects of the redevelopment of the site including buildings, architecture, site elements, amenities, and uses.
The new website measures and tracks participation, identifying the most interested citizens and most compelling topics. MindMixer’s tools will also allow the Village to communicate back with citizens, delivering measurable results and invaluable insights for the planning process.
To participate or learn more about “Village of Ossining – Become Part of the Conversation,” visit villageofossining.mindmixer.com. The Village Manager’s Office is located at 16 Croton Avenue in Ossining, NY. They can be reached at 914-941-3554 or http://www.villageofossining.org.
About the Village of Ossining
On April 2, 1813, the Village of Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County to be state-chartered. Today, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 25,600 people reside in the three and one half square miles of this historic Village on the Hudson River, which boasts extensive shopping, recreational programs, educational enrichment opportunities, and excellent municipal services. Ossining’s role in New York’s heritage has been recognized by its inclusion, as one of only 14 areas, in an Urban Cultural Park System designed to attract visitors to the State. Visit http://www.villageofossining.org for more information.
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