Community of Place Meeting: A Conversation about Community Well-Being at Middle School on May 7

LACONIA — NH Listens and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension are hosting a special,
regional opportunity for area residents to share their questions, concerns, ideas, and hopes for the future of communities in the Lakes Region.
This public session is planned for the Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath Street, on Tuesday, May 7,  starting at 6 p.m. with refreshments.
With the state striving to regain, or redefine, the 'New Hampshire Advantage' the Lakes Region
Planning Commission has started preparation of a coordinated plan of development for the region.
The views received from the May 7 Community of Place meeting will be reflected in the new
Lakes Region Plan. The topics to be covered include people, economy, transportation, housing,
environment, health, education, land use, energy, community, and more.
Representatives from all groups and organizations are encouraged to attend to help identify what is needed to keep what is valued, meet the opportunities and challenges of changing demographics, and increase economic vitality and opportunity.
The Lakes Region Plan, it should be stressed, is an advisory proposal to help ensure that communities and the region are vibrant and attractive for the people and businesses that live, work, learn, or play here now and in the future.
LRPC encourages elected and appointed officials, educational and community leaders, health representatives, civic organizations, and the public to participate.