The ReNewton Process

More than 1,600 people participated in The ReNewton Project during 2010.

February 2010

18-member steering committee established; launched.

March 2010

Consultants interviewed small groups of more than 40 leaders in 10 different subject areas about local concerns in their areas of expertise.

April 2010

The public was invited to two community retreats to discuss a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from economic development to Newton’s image.

Eight focus groups were held across the community to address specific issues, from how to retain and attract young adults to meeting the needs of people with disabilities.

May 2010

Nearly 600 people completed questionnaires evaluating City services and helping to prioritize future projects.

June 2010

Steering committee approved ReNewton vision and values statement.

September 2010

Approximately 400 residents completed written questionnaire in water bill, providing feedback on the project’s vision and values statement.

November 2010

Complete draft made public for citizen input; Facebook discussion launched; community open house held.

January 2011

Newton-North Newton Planning Commission approved plan and sent it to both governing bodies for adoption.

February 2011

Plan adopted by Newton and North Newton.