Dear Friends,

 

As the snow rapidly melts, it’s time to start planning how we’re going to move forward on the Burcham/Park Lake Roundabout!

 

Last year, a resident expressed an interest improving the appearance of the roundabout at Park Lake and Burcham.   Interest has grown and now, many residents and a couple local businesses/neighborhood organizations/etc. have become interested… some offering to provide physical help, maintenance, installation, mulch, etc.   More at http://recycle.meridian.mi.us/roundabout

 

We are now trying to get these ideas off … er… in the ground!  

 

Have any of you had experience with fundraising sites like?

www.indiegogo.com

www.gofundme.com

www.giveforward.com
https://rally.org/
or others?

Would any of you like to research what tool (if any) might work best?

This could be a way to support project ideas/neighborhood improvements/etc.   Combined with other social media outreach, the impact could be amplified.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.

 

-LeRoy

 

LeRoy Harvey
Harvey@meridian.mi.us

http://recycle.meridian.mi.us

(517)853-4466

 

PS   There are also some interesting ways that similar sites can help with citizen engagement and problem-solving… like identifying potential safe bike routes, pathway priorities, sidewalk/road improvements, etc.    Here’s an interesting article on “crowdsourcing”  http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/community/article_b56e3932-c7fe-11e4-81ce-ffcf864f0baa.html  which mentions MindMixer – a tool we used for the past two years through a sustainability grant.