All of the ideas and initiatives described in this plan need to be coordinated into a time-based Implementation Plan as a first step in making them reality. A general time schedule has been developed and is presented here but more planning needs to be done to most efficiently use the resources of consultant time, volunteer time and budget finances. Thus the first step is necessarily more planning once this overall plan has been adopted.
PHASE 1 SCHEDULE
SHORT TERM INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTATION JANUARY 2006 TO JUNE 2006
Implementation Planning NOV-DEC 05
Identify Marketing Consultant NOV-DEC 05
Create Identity Materials JAN-MAR 06
Identify Website Consultant NOV-DEC 05
Design/Create Website JAN-MAR 06
Plan Information Center MAR-JUN 06
Directed Communication of
Create Some Supplementary
PHASE 2 SCHEDULE
Long Term Initiatives Implementation JUNE 2006 TO DECEMBER 2007
Improved Signage SUMMER 06
Visitor Newsletter OCT-DEC 06
PLAN IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES
PLAN IMPLEMENTATION PERSONNEL
An Implementation Coordinator will be chosen to assist in implementing the plan. Duties will include:
Facilitating and Coordinating Materials Production
Communication and Liaison with Partner Organizations and the Media
Assist in Plan Review and Update
Meeting and Conference Logistics/Arrangements
General Plan Implementation Leadership
Website update and maintenance activities and Information Center supervision will require additional human resources on an ongoing basis. We hope to be able to find a sponsoring organization or partnership which will furnish either funds or personnel time to fulfill these requirements.
Volunteer help has always been a part of staffing the Chamber of Commerce visitor facility. By inviting retired seniors, college interns and even high school community service students we hope that that tradition will not only be continued but strengthened.
As part of the Implementation Planning process CIP will identify milestone measurements which will be used to gauge progress and success in implementing the plan. Objective information about economic activity, demographic change and other useful parameters will be gathered periodically in cooperation with other organizations so that the information can be used not only to evaluate the CIP program but to help guide other decision makers in the community. The information will be published and distributed widely for most efficient use.