The Dixie Fire Collaborative will begin surveying the Indian Valley community regarding the future of downtown Greenville at the DFC meeting this Saturday, December 16. The meeting will be held at the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We have held various meetings and workshops over the last year and we, the Steering Committee, think we heard what the community wants,” said volunteer committee member Kest Porter. “This survey will help us check those perceptions and guide us in deciding what to support as downtown Greenville is rebuilt. Since Greenville serves the entire valley, we will also hold meetings to survey people in Genesee, Taylorsville and Crescent Mills in early January.”
Disaster case managers working with survivors will survey the survivors they are working with for their input.
“It is important that we get a comprehensive picture of what the community wants, so we will appreciate as much participation as possible. Every voice is important,” said Porter.
Porter also indicated that both he and Terry Schwartz will resign their positions on the Dixie Fire Collaborative Steering Committee in January 2023. “This will be an opportunity for those who want to represent the community to step into a leadership position,” said Porter
The replacement for Schwartz needs to come from Indian Falls as he represents that area and Porter’s replacement needs to come from Indian Valley as that is the area he represents. Porter and Schwartz plan to go into more detail about the selection process at future meetings and hope residents will start considering applying for these positions now.