Concord 250 Permanent Memorial Committee

250 Wordmark Perm Memorial

Permanent Memorial Public Forum

April 10, 2023 - 7-8:30 p.m.

Harvey Wheeler Community Center Auditorium

Meeting Objectives 

Participants will: 

● Gain an overview of the purpose and history behind the project 

 ●  Receive an update on the current state of the project

●  Engage in conversation with others in order to provide feedback on the strengths as well as suggestions for the project moving ahead 

Committee members will: 

Listen to and incorporate public feedback as the memorial project(s) moves ahead 

Welcome and Introductions (5 min)

How We Got Here (20 min)

Presenter provides a brief review of the goal and purpose of the work of the Concord 250 Permanent Memorial Committee and the history behind memorial efforts over the years. 

Presenter discusses research the committee has done related to current practices of 21st-century public memorials and introduces the Beyond Granite video. 

 Where We Are Going (15 min)

Presenter reviews ways in which feedback from various public forums has been incorporated into the initial planning leading to the Proposed Projects and the essential criteria for evaluating them 

 Presenter reviews Proposed Projects 

 Tell Us What You Think (40 min)

Facilitator organizes small group (breakout group) conversations around the questions of what are the strengths of the projects proposed and what suggestions does each group have concerning them.

After small groups discussion, the facilitator organizes a collective group report out

 What’s Next (5 min)

The presenter explains the next steps with the feedback and with the project and explains how folks can stay engaged and informed.