The White River Vision Plan Transition Team was appointed and charged with serving as the civic trust to further explore and recommend the regional governance implementation strategy for the White River Vision Plan.
What is regional governance?
When we talk about regional governance, we’re referring to the types of activities and decision-making processes that will be needed to take the plan from vision to reality. These include:
The Plan recommended a governance model that paired a regional non-profit organization with a governmental entity or partnership. The Transition Team was charged with leading the conversation about how such a model could work in Central Indiana, including whether that non-profit organization could grow from an existing organization or would be new, and what that governmental entity could look like, considering everything from simple agreements between existing local governments to a new regional agency.
The transition team completed their phase of governance work at the end of 2020, and staff continues to build on this work through regional conversations.
The White River Vision Plan Transition Team consists of balanced representatives from both Marion and Hamilton Counties with governance, organizational development, fundraising, and political experience.
During the process, the Transition Team invited representative organizations to participate in the governance conversation through written “briefs” as well as in-person panels structured around the Plan’s guiding principles. Meetings of the White River Vision Plan Governance Transition Team and all presentations and submitted written briefs are published below.
Other stakeholders and interested community members were also submit a written brief through June 15, 2020.
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