Amesbury – The COVID Pandemic has forced us to consider how we live our lives and what we value in our communities. Nate Robertson, a Community and Economic Development Planner for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, has been exploring this important question. Using an innovative initiative – the 2020 Cultural Mapping Project – Nate has been building a map of the everyday resources that define our world – the parks, social and commercial places and more that are valued by people of all types in our region.
What Makes Community is a free online program which will be held on Wednesday April 21 at 7 pm via Zoom. The free event is open to all – but reregistration is required. To sign up for the event visit here.
Nate Robertson is a Community and Economic Development Planner for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. MVPC’s mission is to oversee the orderly development of the region and the general welfare of its residents. As a community planner, Nate works to help identify ways to ensure local communities have what they need to grow and thrive. Nate will introduce the topic of cultural mapping and walk through how MVPC uses this tool to understand community assets of all types.
What Makes a Community is the fifth annual Bailey Family lecture, a special program organized by the Amesbury Carriage Museum and named in tribute to the Bailey Family who for generations has been leaders and supporters of the Amesbury cultural community.
The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and work life. The museum is developing a new history center in the Amesbury millyard – the Industrial History Center – planned to open this summer. For more information contact John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum by calling (978) 834-5058 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.