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Our View

The Future Forum is about exploring ideas and solutions that will make L/A a better place to Live, Learn, Work, and Play.  Our intention is to take and communicate positions so that others will be drawn into the conversation and into action.

Here are our conclusions about some key issues.

It’s All About People

People are by far our most valuable resource and the catalyst of community growth.  We must attract and nurture those talented, energetic people who enliven a community.  We must also provide support and growth opportunities for all.

Click here to print the view and the position we adopted on this subject on July 2, 2012.

Back To Our Future: Our Downtowns And River

For the last half century and more we’ve turned our backs and moved away from our roots – our downtowns and the river that built this community. With a little imagination and through a fresh set of eyes, we see it as a new resource — our future has been hiding in plain sight. Now is the time to work together to shape a future that centers on a riverfront renaissance nurtured by the Androscoggin River.

Click here to print the position we adopted on this subject on August 10, 2012.