You’re invited to attend a public community workshop on June 8-9, 2022, to discuss how Quincy can grow our outdoor recreation economy, revitalize our downtown, and increase access to the outdoors and economic opportunities for all residents.
Please join us to share your perspectives on what makes Quincy special and your aspirations for the community. The workshop will result in a community-driven action plan to help shape the future of Quincy. Participants are welcomed to attend either or both days of the workshop – we hope you can join both!
When and Where:
Day 1 OPENING COMMUNITY MEETING – Wednesday, June 8, 5:00 PM– 8:00 PM, West End Theater, Downtown Quincy: This session will welcome participants, set the context for the project, provide inspirational case studies from other communities, and feature interactive exercises to learn more about your values, vision, and goals for our community.
Day 2 ACTION PLANNING SESSION – Thursday, June 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Fairgrounds, East Quincy: This will be an interactive day of working together through small group exercises, mapping our assets, and brainstorming and planning for actions to make the community’s goals a reality. Lunch will be provided.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/AHZr9ZCgSnHnaD5K8
Your opinions, expertise, experience, and enthusiasm for Quincy will help make the workshop and action plan a success. We look forward to your participation and thank you for helping the community! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Megan Mansfield, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at 408.636.6754 or [email protected].
Local Host Committee: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship • Feather River Tourism Association • Plumas County • USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest • Quincy Chamber of Commerce • The Toy Store • Plumas Corporation • Plumas Arts • Gott Powersports
Quincy has been selected to receive planning assistance through the federal Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the USDA Forest Service, and the Northern Border Regional Commission. In partnership with a team of consultants and federal and state partners, our community will develop an action plan to strengthen Quincy’s outdoor recreation sector and revitalize our downtown. The project will help us bring new energy to Downtown Quincy, increase economic and business opportunities around outdoor recreation, better connect residents with trails and the region’s other unmatched natural assets, and ensure that the benefits from the growing recreation sector are sustainable and reach our residents. The Local Host Committee (see above) has been working on this effort, and we invite you to come join the discussion of where we can go next together.
The goals of this effort are to:
Recreation Access: Support equitable access to trails and other outdoor recreation assets for all Plumas County residents and visitors by addressing transportation needs, providing helpful information, and overcoming other barriers.
Tribal Collaboration: Collaborate with tribal partners to uplift Maidu perspectives and culture in efforts to grow outdoor recreation and tourism.
Downtown Quincy Revitalization and Connectivity: Increase the vibrancy of downtown Quincy and enhance its connectivity to a diversity of year-round recreational opportunities.
Business and Economic Development: Enable residents to build livelihoods and wealth through small business development, entrepreneurship, and the creation of high-quality jobs in the outdoor recreation and related sectors.
Housing: Increase housing types and options, including affordable for-sale and rental housing, to accommodate existing and new residents that want to live, prosper, and recreate in Plumas County.
Workshop Purpose and Structure
The purpose of the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities workshop is to bring Quincy community members and regional, state, and federal partners together to generate a community-driven action plan that capitalizes on opportunities around asset-based economic development and conservation and stewardship of the region’s rich natural, cultural, and historical assets. Over two days, workshop participants will develop strategies for using these assets to strengthen the local economy. The workshop will include presentations on ongoing local efforts, case stories and promising practices from other communities, placemaking and economic revitalization strategies, and more. On Day 2, the majority of the time will be spent in small group working discussions and exercises on the community’s goals and specific actions for reaching them.
Who Should Attend
Both days are open to anyone in the community who is interested in sharing perspectives and building momentum towards the goals above. Participants could include: Plumas County residents; elected officials; Plumas County staff; public and private land owners and managers; local business owners and entrepreneurs; regional economic development, travel, and tourism leaders; nonprofit leaders and volunteers from Chambers of Commerce, recreation, conservation, arts, history, and culture organizations; school and education leaders; faith-based and church leaders; kids, teens, and representatives of youth organizations; and anyone else who wants to learn about and engage more on these topics!