The public is invited to a community conversation regarding a sustainability plan for the City golf program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16 at Lincoln East High School, 1000 South 70th Street. Parking will be available on the south side of the school, and those attending should use the southwest entrance. Participants will be assigned to discussion groups, and sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Lincoln Municipal Golf Advisory Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department are seeking comments on the draft Strategic Plan for Sustainability report that has been developed over the past several months. A copy of the draft plan will be available at the Parks and Recreation website, parks.lincoln.ne.gov, on Tuesday, January 14. A summary of the plan will be presented at the beginning of the meeting. Participants will then break into groups to discuss the plan and address questions. Leadership Lincoln is helping to facilitate the conversation.
"I want to thank the volunteer members of the Lincoln Municipal Golf Committee who have invested a great deal of time in the past several months discussing and developing this draft of the sustainability plan," said Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson. "We now need the advice and guidance from the community. One of the key issues is the development of an ongoing funding strategy for repair and replacement of golf course infrastructure."
The committee's work was preceded by a study by the National Golf Foundation, which looked at operations of the City's four 18-hole golf courses (Highlands, Holmes, Mahoney and Pioneers) and the 9-hole Ager Junior Golf Course. The City also has conducted a financial analysis of the capital repair and replacement needs of the golf program.
More information regarding the community conversation is available by calling 402-441-8264.
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