Committees and Taskforces represent opportunities for residents and business representatives to serve the community. The strategic plan calls for many of these groups to more fully explore the issues brought up in the plan and continue the work started by the steering committee.
Interested residents, community members, business representatives or those with an interest in making South Hutchinson can submit an application for consideration. The City Council will review all applications and appoint a membership for a designated term. Applications are available online or at the City office.
Economic Development Taskforce
Several goals in the strategic plan call for the assistance of an Economic Development Taskforce. In response to that need, the City Council has created an Economic Development Taskforce to begin service in 2012 and serve for one year. Membership in the group will include 3-7 South Hutchinson business representatives, a member from the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, a member from the Quest Center and City staff.
The Economic Development Taskforce will address:
Use economic development data, trends and information to promote business retention and business growth
Explore and recommend additional partnerships and incentives to attract entrepreneurs
Assist with recruiting business and developers to South Hutchinson
Develop a centralized point of information for starting a new business in South Hutchinson
Work to create partnerships with businesses, students and the greater community
Greenspaces, Parks and Recreation Committee
The Greenspaces, Parks and Recreation Committee will begin service in 2012 and serve for one and two year terms. Membership in the group will include 3-7 South Hutchinson community representatives and City staff.
The Greenspaces, Parks and Recreation Committee will address:
Developing landscaping standards and recommending improvements for Main Street and major corridors
Develop a long term blueprint for maintaining and enhancing green space, parks and recreational opportunities
Research and suggest funding options for green spaces, parks and recreational opportunities
Working with community volunteers to complete beautification and green space projects.
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee will begin service in 2012 and serve for one and two year terms. Membership in the group will include 3-7 South Hutchinson community representatives and City staff.
The Special Events Committee will address:
Supporting and maintaining existing community-wide events
Recommending and implementing new community-wide events that foster community pride
Seek out donations and additional funding for community-wide events
Working with community volunteers to insure the success of community-wide events