How did we get all the great community input?

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Are you wondering how the Katahdin Collaborative’s Katahdin Gazetteer project has gathered all of the community input and feedback for our Vision Action Plan?
We held several events throughout the past year in the hopes of meeting with as many people in the Katahdin Region as possible. We are so grateful to everyone who came out to all these events and activities to help construct the Katahdin Gazetteer Roadmap to the Future.  Here is the list of all the different events we held. Thanks to everyone who has participated and provided valuable feedback for this plan.
  • Student & Staff meetings (Katahdin, Schenck, Stearns)
  • Dinners (Millinocket, Patten, Medway, East Millinocket)
  •  Happy Hour (Millinocket)
  • All In Katahdin Events over the summer:
    • Youth kickball game (Medway)
    • Smore’s & star gazing (Patten)
    • Potlucks dinners (Millinocket, Patten)
  • attended area festivals (booth with materials, & pass out All In Katahdin stickers, and bandannas, & Passports-promoting area festivals & All In Events)
    • East Millinocket Summerfest
    • Patten Fiddlehead Fest & Patten Pioneer Days
    • Island Falls Summerfest
    • Medway Riverfest
    • Millinocket Trails End Festival
  • Katahdin Gazetteer Workshops (multi-day public work sessions, focused topic conversations, & interactive display boards)
    • Idea Lab (Millinocket, Patten)
    • Visioning Workshop (Millinocket)
    • Draft Presentations 1 & 2 (East Millinocket, Patten)
    • Raffle Party- Patten (gathering of Passports, and giveaway of locally donated items)
  • Various Materials/Surveys
    • Postcards to the future (gathered at all region festivals, KG workshops, & All In Katahdin Events
    • Partnered with Mitchell Center at UMaine for Survey (Online & Paper copy)
    • String Survey (at Visioning Workshop- Millinocket)
    • from individuals: emails, phone calls, & personal interviews
    • Invitation to Visioning Workshop mailer (sent to every household, business & PO Box by zip code in Mt. Chase, Patten, Stacyville, Sherman, Island Falls, Benedicta, Medway, Grindstone, East Millinocket, Millinocket)
  • Digital Draft Online
    • can add comments directly online
    • can send comments to
    • comments end on Feb 15
    • Final presentation is March 14th (details TBD)