Fairfax Vision: Brainstorming Session
A Fairfax Vision brainstorming session was held Aug 20th at the KCK Chamber office. The session focused on what Fairfax needs and should look like going in to the future, focusing on Fairfax's strengths and weaknesses. A group of business owners, landowners, developers, government and utility entities were invited so that each group could give their own perspective.
At the end of the four hour session, we were able to come up with a "Top 3" list of strengths and weaknesses of the Fairfax District. They are as follows: Top 3 Strengths (in order of importance) (1) a lot of new growth going on and the potential of more; (2) location, location, location, (3) affordable space. Top 3 Weaknesses (in order of importance) (1) infrastructure and vacant/abandoned buildings; (2) property appraisal process; (3) workforce.
The next step will be to focus on what we can do with these strengths and weaknesses for the betterment of the Fairfax district.
I would like to thank all of those who attended: John Latenser – Neff Packaging, Rob Richardson – Unified Government, Phil Musser – BPU, Mark Nobrega – Central Solutions, Steve Dailey – Fairfax
Drainage District, Mary Vrla – Kansas Gas Service, Mark Long – Zimmer Real Estate Services, Richard Sheldrake – Mark One Electric, Judy Timmerman – General Motors, Barb Moore – Union Pacific Railroad, Valerie Mussett – Design Mechanical, Stacey Woodyard – Fagan Company, Major Thomas McMillan – KCKPD, Greg Kindle – KCK Chamber & WDEC, Jason Banks – Mayor's Office, Jay Matlack – WDEC and Cindy Cash – Moderator.
A special thanks to Cindy Cash who served as the moderator, Mary Vrla of One Gas who came up with the idea for this session and provided lunch
and Greg Kindle and his staff for their help and hospitality at the KCK Chamber.