A little more info on the Fund for Warren’s Future


GboxUpdateThere will be much more to say about the Fund for Warren’s Future in the coming weeks. At the moment, however, it is a little like how you don’t talk to a pitcher when he has a no-hitter going in the 6th inning. It’s going well, and I don’t want to jinx it. The key things to know today are:

  • It isn’t a real thing yet — just an idea we are trying to put together. I think it will take between a few weeks and a couple of months to finalize it. The main hold up is that there are a bunch of people involved and summer is a busy travel time, so getting all parties together can be a challenge.
  • Yes, Doug Franklin and I are working on this together. No, hell has not frozen over. We both chose to focus on the things we agree on, rather than the things we don’t. It’s a refreshing way to approach problems. I recommend it.
  • The list of projects that the Tribune published (see previous post) in their print edition sounded like the final plan. That is absolutely not the case. The list is intended to provide examples of project the FWF might want to fund. This point is so critical that I’m going to go to all caps in the first time in WE history: BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS FUNDED, ALL WARREN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUGGEST PROJECTS THEY THINK WILL BE MOST EFFECTIVE. We want the priorities of the FWF to be the priorities of the community.

You can download a PDF of the sample project list here: FWF potentials. Soon we will have a mission statement and some additional information about the FWF structure. We will keep everyone informed of progress in a timely fashion.

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 under Economic development.

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