Future festival events expected to gather public feedback on the city’s future plans

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(Courtesy of the City of Williamsburg)


WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg will host a series of Future Festivals to gather public input and identify strategic goals for city government.

This effort is part of its biennial Goals, Initiatives and Results (OIG) process. The festivals will run through September, with the first starting on August 22.

The city will host a total of eight Future Festivals over the next few weeks, where attendees will play games designed to gather feedback that will help inform City Council and city staff as they develop the city’s work plan. city ​​for the next two years.

“We wanted to reinvent the audience input format to make these sessions more engaging and accessible,” said City Manager Andrew O. Trivette. “This festival format is not only more fun, but also mobile. We bring the public comment sessions to the community rather than expecting the community to come to us. »

The Future Festivals are scheduled for:

According to the city, the festivals will also include lawn games, such as cornhole, horseshoes, giant chess and checkers and giant Connect-4; a coloring station; a video booth; and free burgers and hot dogs. Participants will also receive punch cards, and whoever completes the tasks on the punch card will win a prize.

Two more festivals are scheduled to take place at Williams & Mary later this year with dates to be determined. Updates will be posted on the Williamsburg website as new information is released.

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