The Tribune-Star's digital town hall gazed into the future Thursday by examining Terre Haute Tomorrow.
Brian Miller, a partner at MillerWhite, a marketing agency, took questions from Tribune-Star staff during a one-hour "town hall" discussion at www.tribstar.com between noon and 1 p.m. He is a spokesman for Terre Haute Tomorrow, a volunteer group of local leaders setting goals to improve the city over the next decade.
Terre Haute Tomorrow unveiled its 40-page "Community Plan" in January. The plan sets tangible goals for improving the city in five areas: image, economic development, workforce readiness, leadership and infrastructure.
Dozens of community leaders from business, education, government and the not-for-profit sector are part of Terre Haute Tomorrow.
Among other things, Miller said Terre Haute Tomorrow wants to build on the success of the Wabash River Development and Beautification group, better known as Riverscape, in the upcoming year. THT also hopes to improve the appearance of the "gateways" to the city, especially at Third Street and Interstate 70 and to lay the groundwork for easier installation of fiber optic cable.
The group also wants to help facilitate a referendum on replacing Vigo County's aging high schools, Miller said.
"Terre Haute Tomorrow is a collaboration of community leaders both public and private working together to improve our community and to position it to grow," Miller stated in the town hall meeting, which was followed live at www.tribstar.com. The organization was launched 14 years ago with a small steering committee, out of which grew the city's "Level Above" logo and the Terre Haute Economic Development Corp. The group reorganized starting in about 2011, Miller said.
Anyone wishing to become involved in Terre Haute Tomorrow can find contact information on the organization's website, www.terrehautetomorrow.com.
Miller's appearance was the Tribune-Star's latest digital town hall meeting, which feature community leaders taking public and staff questions in a live blog. Readers are invited to post comments to the blog at www.tribstar.com.
From the Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015
By Arthur Foulkes
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