Focus Group Interviews
The Envision Athens process kicks off its engagement effort this month with the Focus on the Future public workshops. Complimenting this effort, the Steering Committee will also convene a series of 22 focus group discussions. Groups were formed to reflect the diverse set of backgrounds and interests within the Athens-Clarke County community.
The discussions will take place on the week of January 30th and will be facilitated by planning consultants from planning NEXT. (Planning NEXT are leading the Envision Athens process and will be facilitating Focus on the Future workshops.) Each meeting will include a brief background the Envision process, but focus primarily on a discussion of the group’s key opportunities and challenges, both today and in the future. The Steering Committee is interested in gathering the intuitive, experiential perspectives from each of these groups to help build a comprehensive set of input.
A full list of the focus group topics and invitees has been included below.