United Way’s Community by Community initiative engages residents and local leaders to define shared action plan to move city forward
BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has been working closely with Lynn residents and local leaders to help the community establish a shared vision and action plan to redefine the future of Lynn. As part of the community process, United Way is inviting residents, neighbors, and anyone with a stake in Lynn’s future to participate in a survey to identify the top priorities and goals that will shape a shared strategy to move the city forward.
The survey follows a series of Community Conversations with over 250 local residents and is part of United Way’s Community by Community initiative.
Issues identified by residents as their top concerns include:
- Improving the perception of the community
- Local leadership
- Public safety
- Available resources
The survey will help prioritize long term goals and inform the creation of a shared action plan that brings together residents and local stakeholders to create lasting change in the community. The action plan is expected to be presented to the community in November.
“This is the essence of Community by Community,” said Michael Durkin, President and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “There is no better illustration of community members taking charge and bettering their future than these residents, families, and young people.”
Residents, local leaders, and anyone with a stake in Lynn’s future is invited to participate in the survey:Lynn Community by Community Survey