New Visions Communications Action Team Minutes December 1, 2015 NV Mission: To develop and maintain conditions for collaborative and positive change in Lawrence County. NV Vision: To connect, build and foster an environment for collaborative change and create a greener, cleaner, safer and more prosperous Lawrence County. Attendees: Heather Nitch, Ralph Pisciuneri, Tim Thomas, Larry Corvi I.) New Visions Update, Larry Corvi, Executive Director a.) Destination Downtown Action Team plans Holly, Jolly, Holiday, Express Dec. 5 b.) Clean and Green released 2016 plan of work includes a number of clean ups and two projects including a community garden and park near courthouse on East Washington Street. c.) NV Christmas Mixer 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Confluence. II.) Volunteers Needed for Communications Action Team, All a.) Heather said she is making some contacts. b.) We discussed contacting those volunteers on the CAT email list to find out why they aren’t attending. c.) Larry mentioned Jackie Meade had a conflict tonight (as did Joe Grimm). III.) Developing an elevator speech for New Visions (about 2 minutes in length). a.) Larry said these are some of the NV core values: collaboration, inclusive, connectors, grassroots, a movement, greener, cleaner, transparent, shared vision, facilitators, using collective impact model, citizen driven, planners, problem solvers, respectful, positive. b.) Elevator speeches contain: Who? Why? How? What? c.) We liked using the STAR model Tim suggested: Situation, Task, Action, Result d.) S…Describing our Situation. Who: New Visions is? Volunteers, a movement, grassroots, connectors, collaborators, trust builders, planners e.) T ..Task What: What NV is about? What is our task? Collaborating, connecting, image changers, building consensus, improving quality of life, revitalizing f.) A…Actions NV takes includes: collaboration, connecting, relationship building, standing up, cleaning up, revitalizing, making existing organizations better g.) R…Results: Beautification, events downtown, organized merchants downtown, downtown concerts, Autumn Whispers, Holly Jolly Holiday Express, new relationship with city and county government, new relationship with existing organizations (chamber, TPA, LCEDC, etc.), new volunteers and awareness of NV in community. A growing community. h.) Our task: use these notes to develop sample elevator speech by next monthly Communications Action Team Meeting Tuesday, January 5 @ 6 p.m.