Fayetteville, Tennessee, is our home community. Our office and mirco-farm sit right on the downtown square.
Since April 2017, Empyrean has been in a collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of Fayetteville. Mayor Jon Law wanted to engage the citizens of Fayetteville more actively in shaping the future of our community. Given our background in facilitation and community development, we were excited at an opportunity to contribute locally.
Through discussions with the Mayor, we create a process we called 'Vision Teams' which brought community members out to envision new entities, programs and services that they wanted to see in their community. We created a templates to help the citizen groups shape their ideas. We supported them as they developed their written proposals.
The first round of Vision Team proposals were presented formally to the Mayor on April 12, 2018. Seven groups contributed their ideas. Scroll down to see the written proposals and the video of each team's presentation.
If these proposals inspire you, please get in touch with the people who submitted them, or we here at Empyrean can help you get connected to them.
If you have additional ideas or see issues not addressed in these proposals, we are looking for the next round of Vision Team submissions. Please download the document below, find some like-minded neighbors and begin to develop your ideas based on the template. Let know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing your ideas for making our community better!