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Knoxville Regional
Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main St, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902

phone: (865) 215-2500
fax: (865) 215-2068

Regional Outreach Series 1:  Strengths and Challenges

Meeting in a Box

Outreach Series 1 Meeting in Box focused on the strengths and challenges of the East Tennessee Region and on specific community the participants reside in. Over 200 people from 20 organizations participated in this first round of input gathering via a Meeting in Box.

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Regional Outreach Series 1 Meeting in a Box Results

Meeting Date: 1/18/2012
Host: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at National College
Group: Table 3
Facilitator: Patricia Robledo
Community Strengths:
  1. Ambulance
  2. Jobs
  3. Safety
Regional Strengths:
  1. Nature: Mountains, open spaces
  2. Recreation: fishing, horses, lakes, sports
  3. Cultural Museums
Notes on Strengths: Other Community Strengths: • Police • Diversity - nationalities • Restaurants • Access - Highway • Neighborhood • Shopping • Community: Unity in Powell - Welcoming • Willing to help • Services: doctors, hospitals, schools Other Regional Strengths: • Hispanic Organizations / cultural activities • Family oriented
Community Challenges:
  1. Integrated public transportation
  2. Infrastructure - sidewalks, bike lanes, and underground utilities
  3. Highways, interstate need of repair
Regional Challenges:
  1. Preserve the environment
  2. Drinking water
  3. Strengthen programs/cultural, educational activities
Notes on Challenges: Other Community Challenges: • Information in Spanish - tourism • Lack of access (working poor) at health department, mental health, dental health Other Regional Challenges: • Support the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Small Business incubators • Cultural activities • Integrating metro area

Changed at: 4/23/2012 11:31 AM Changed by: Sherith Colverson
Created at: 4/23/2012 11:31 AM Created by: Sherith Colverson
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