By Matt Galka
July 19, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Dale Brill is one of the lead consultants for the Imagine Tallahassee project. The thinktank trying to shape the city's future left the idea process up to the people following two early summer workshops with their "meeting in a box concept."
"What the meeting in the box allows is individuals throughout the community to host their friends their neighbors their families. Bring them together, groups that have a lot in common," said Brill.
The idea has taken off with local businesses in the community. The meeting in a box has allowed members of the community to voice their opinions on what they want to see come to the capital city in the next 15 to 20 years.
Imagine Tallahassee wanted their meeting in the box responders to answer questions about the city's economy, culture, and functionality. but for those responses, they wanted people to think outside the box.
"They run the gamut, which is great, from diversifying industry to briniging in big box stores as anchors," said Mike Campbell, an Imagine Tallahassee volunteer who has overseen some of the meeting in a box groups.
The recommendations will be compiled by a Miami consulting firm and will lead to the next step: a mission statement for the project.
Saturday is the last day for the 'meeting in a box' groups to collect their ideas. The ultimate goal is to have a list of recommendations for the sales tax committee in December.