Envision Coeur d’Alene is Coeur d’Alene’s visioning and long-range planning project created to develop a citywide plan and roadmap for our community’s future! This project is a collaboration between the City of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 (a non-profit community visioning organization for greater Coeur d’Alene). The completed plan will be the City of Coeur d’Alene’s State-mandated comprehensive plan (2020–2040) and an update to CDA 2030’s Vision and Implementation Plan.
All members of the community are invited to make their voice heard through a variety of surveys, community meetings, visioning sessions, mapping exercises, etc. Numerous public meetings will take place in various locations and formats to involve as many members of the community as possible.
Visit the "Participate" and "Events" links at the top of this page to learn more about current opportunities! The "Resources" link above will provide a recap of meetings and events including agendas, notes, photos, etc. for transparancy and for the record.
Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
MEET YOUR COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
In no particular order- Charles Buck, Craig Sumey, Doug Rupiper, Erin McClatchey, Jace Perry, James Casper, Jeff Voeller, Jennie Eggleston, Jessica Mahuron, Julie Gibbs, Lori Wallin, Maureen Dolan, Meredith Little, Sarah McCracken, Terry Godbout, Woody McEvers (City Council), Ryan Arnold, John Bruning, Elva "Cookie" Allan, Nick Swope, Larry Riley, and Tom Messina (Planning Commission).
Q: What is the CAC?
A: The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee and subgroups are to serve in an advisory role to the City of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 for Envision Coeur d’Alene (Plan), a long-range planning and visioning project created to develop a citywide plan to serve residents and community at-large. This group is made up of volunteers from our area who filled out an application to be considered.
Roles and Responsibilities: The Coeur d’Alene City Council is responsible for making key decisions about the Plan and the Planning Commission is tasked with making recommendations to the City Council on the Comprehensive Plan. The CAC and focus groups may include members of the Planning Commission and City Council. The Project Management Team (PMT), composed of City and CDA 2030 staff and the consultant team will provide information and analysis regarding the Plan to the City Council. The CAC will provide guidance, recommendations and feedback on project deliverables to the Project Management Team (PMT). For a more in-depth understanding of roles and responsibilities a copy of the agreement is below in PDF form.
The CAC assembled for their first meeting on September 25, 2019. In the interest of transparency, transcription and photos/graphics are provided for public consumption on the "Resources" page. While the CAC is not subject to the open meeting law, going forward staff will post meeting notices and meeting agendas consistent with open meeting law timelines, and also add the CAC meetings to the City’s online calendar and the envisioncda.org website to make the meetings more visible. The meetings are open to the public (although no public comments will be received) and no formal actions will be taken by the CAC. Agendas will not include action items since the CAC will be providing input and recommendations, versus voting. The Planning Commission is the official body to make recommendations to the City Council on the Envision project.
The Six Focus Groups (FG)
Focus groups are are based on the adopted overarching themes as identified in the CDA 2030 vision and implementation plan. Below are the headings for each and listed below are the individuals that have volunteered to serve on each group. Much like the CAC (defined above) these civic mined individuals will act as advisors for their focus area.
Focus groups and the volunteers (in no particular order):
Community & Identity
- Kiki Miller (City Council), Jacob Nelson, Michael Ward (Planning Commission), Jessica Mahuron, Elva "Cookie" Allan, Marcee Hartzell (CDA 2030), Vern Westgate, Ian Smith, Charmaine Smith-Ward, Maureen Dolan, and Cory Rosdahl-Jasmin
Education & Learning
- Christina Harris, Barbara Mueller, Kate Orozco, Faye Sweney, Amy Voeller, Brinnon Garrett-Mandel (Planning Commission), Frances Huffman, Rocky Owens, Scott Maben, and Lori Wallin
Environment & Recreation
- Peter Luttropp (Planning Commission), Mike Ahmer, Marie Schmidt, John Bruning, Dan McCracken, Dianne Herz, Chet Gaede, Jamie Lynn Morgan, Jason Evans, and Dave Muise
Growth & Development
- Tessa Jilot, Todd Walker, Jeff Voeller, Gemma Puddy, Sally Ellingsen, Gail Hewett, David Lyons, John Ingalls (Planning Commission), and Chet Gaede
Health & Safety
- Charles Keisel, Tom Morgan, Nick Swope, Jennie Eggleston, Kelly Ostrom, Lynn Fleming (Planning Commission), Jessica Jameson, Mary Wolfinger, and Levi Wenglikowski
Jobs & Economy
- Josh Wise, Ryan Arnold, Traci Simon, Mary Lee Ryba, Elaine Price, Teree Taylor, Lewis Rumpler (Planning Commission), Larry Riley, Michael Pereira, and Jace Perry
Q: What are the Focus Groups for?
A: The purpose of the Focus Groups are to serve in an advisory role to the City of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 for Envision Coeur d’Alene (Plan), a long-range planning and visioning project created to develop a citywide plan to serve residents and community at-large. They will "drill down" into the particular area they have been assigned to help with goals, policies, definitions, etc. This group is made up of volunteers from our area who filled out an application to be considered. The FG charter is below in PDF form.