FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2021
Media Contact: Zakiya Summers, Lady Godiva Productions
Connecting with You: City of Jackson’s Comprehensive Plan Next Phase Focuses on In-Person Community Engagement
Phase II of CONNECT JXN kicks off with a town hall meeting to receive immediate validation on data collected
(JACKSON, Miss) – CONNECT JXN Partners, along with the Jackson City Council and Planning Commission, invite the public to “Connecting with You: Community Engagement Update” on Tuesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at New Horizon Church International (1770 Ellis Avenue). This town hall meeting will provide an update on the city’s new comprehensive plan. The CONNECT JXN team will present a summary of the first phase of engagement and reveal the draft CONNECT JXN Vision. Participants will work collectively to validate the vision and shape the playbook for achieving that vision. This town hall is a direct opportunity to shape collective solutions for our neighborhoods, housing opportunity, mobility, and environment.
CONNECT JXN is the city’s new comprehensive plan. It is the highest-level expression of the city’s vision and the playbook for achieving the vision. The comprehensive plan process provides the opportunity for the community to guide land use, development, and policies to meet the future needs of our City. During the June 29 town hall meeting, residents will make comments, discuss ideas, and ask questions.
“We aren’t just connecting Jackson. We are progressing Jackson. We need all hands on deck as we collectively develop solutions to transform our Capital City for the next 25 years,” said Council President Aaron Banks.
“We are looking forward to meeting with city residents and listening to their vision for the future of Jackson,” said Jordan Hillman, director of planning and development for the City of Jackson.
“It is really important to make sure that we heard you correctly as we create the vision from our phase one engagement focus groups and surveys. We also want to develop the solutions and tools to achieve that vision together. So we invite all of Jackson’s residents, community leaders,
business owners, students, and other interested parties to take part in this process.”
This kick-off event will also broadcast live on the City of Jackson’s Facebook page. Alternatively, the community can send feedback via the CONNECT JXN website by clicking on
the “Connect with Us” tab.
Other engagement activities include pop-up meetings across the city during the months of July