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If you are looking for ways to contribute your knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference in Fayetteville, your timing couldn’t be better! Pick from this list volunteer opportunities to get involved and make an impact.
30 Volunteers Sought for City Boards and Committees
The Fayetteville Flyer recently shared an updated list of vacancies on 13 of the city’s boards, commissions and committees. From Animal Services to Arts, from Civil Rights to Active Transportation—one or more of these are sure to jump out at you. Deadline for applications is Friday, November 16th, 2018.
Fayetteville Protected Bike Lane Installation
Speaking of transportation, who wants to help build a more bike-friendly Fayetteville? Bike NWA, the regional advocate for all things cycling, is seeking volunteers November 12th-16th to help them install a protected bike lane along E. Rolling Hills Drive. The idea is to better connect existing bicycle infrastructure, and retrofit existing roadways, to better serve those who bike for both recreation and transportation. Check out the recent lanes that were just added in Springdale HERE.
A Community Visioning Festival
The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre is set to host a 3-day arts-integrated festival from November 16th-18th, where the community is invited to envision a future South Fayetteville where equity is a reality for all. Events are free and open to the public, check out the schedule HERE. Leading up to the event, be on the lookout for opportunities to volunteer on DIY projects selected as part of the “Hands On, South Fayetteville” tactical urbanism challenge.
Finally, Mayor Lioneld Jordan is asking businesses, residents, and employees in Fayetteville to participate in the development of a Fayetteville Workforce Development Plan by providing feedback to an online survey. The feedback will used to help them identify specific measures to enhance employment and educational opportunities for all residents and to develop a skilled workforce which meets local business’s needs.
The decision to create a Workforce Development Plan for the City of Fayetteville stemmed from the implementation of the Fayetteville First Economic Development Plan, which was formally adopted by the City Council in 2016. The Fayetteville First Plan outlined seven strategic focuses that provide an actionable guide to foster economic vitality and strengthen the City’s impact on the Northwest Arkansas economy. Attracting, developing, and retaining a qualified and talented workforce is the third strategic focus, and the development of the Fayetteville Workforce Development Plan aims to realize this goal.