Dear Community Leader:
First, I hope this letter finds you, your family, and friends well. The coronavirus has become a major disruption to all of our lives, but the health and safety of those we care about is most important.
Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus and in accordance with CDC guidelines, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Your Town Alabama workshop.
It will be an odd year that passes without a Your Town Alabama workshop but in the spirit of optimism, inspiration, and collaboration, we will turn this difficulty into an opportunity. The board’s efforts over the coming year will focus on developing an online presence that expands YTA’s capacity for education and outreach. Registration fees for this year’s workshop will be refunded. We will update you on the dates for the 2021 workshop as soon as it is available.
In addition, YTA is working with our partner organizations, DesignAlabama, Alabama Communities of Excellence, and Main Street Alabama, to develop a one-day workshop in September that will focus on strategies for infrastructure projects and operations that will improve their community’s quality-of-life and demonstrate their fiduciary responsibility to their citizens and voters. Please watch our newsletter and website for more information as it becomes available.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Your Town Alabama and the communities that you serve. Remember that communities, towns, and cities are core to the human experience and provide a foundation for a wide variety of the services, products, and entertainment we normally enjoy. They are resilient and will rebound in time because of the spirit of their citizens, the care of your neighbors, and community goodwill.
Stay safe and healthy during this time.
Your Town Alabama Board Chair