As part of its recently launched strategic planning process, Independence Community College (ICC) has scheduled a community listening tour to offer area citizens the opportunity to provide important input. Three listening sessions have been scheduled as follows:
- Wednesday, November 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the ICC West Community Room, 2615 W. Main, Independence;
- Monday, November 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., also at ICC West;
- Tuesday, November 27, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Cherryvale Community Center, 712 S. Liberty.
The events are open to the public and citizens are welcome to attend one or all, said strategic planning coordinator Brooke Carroll.
“It’s important that we hear the voices of taxpayers, parents, alumni and concerned citizens in the ICC service area,” Carroll said. “Citizen input will be vital to shaping the final plan.”
The anticipated six-month planning process is designed to elicit a five-year strategic plan for ICC, as the college’s current strategic plan will expire this year. The process is currently in the data collection phase, which includes gathering anecdotal input through the listening sessions. Residents also will have opportunity to contribute to the process through surveys and by serving on specialized work groups, Carroll explained.