A shorter version of this content was originally published in the September Tattler. The Tattler is available to association members (and we welcome all to join!), but we are very eager to reach all Mosby Woods residents with all Community Forward updates. Please share this with any resident you think may not be hearing from us!
Community Forward will be hosting the first in a series of virtual Listening Sessions via Zoom as one way of hearing residents’ ideas and concerns regarding place and street name changes in Mosby Woods. Comments we hear from the listening sessions will be combined with any other comments we collect via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also continue to explore other ways to help our neighbors share comments. Our goal is to record overall themes of community perspectives in a report back to you and to the City Council as they make decisions.
Please note that Community Forward efforts are separate from Neighbors for
Change, a group advocating for renaming. They recently administered a survey, promoted with postcard mailers.
Listening sessions are an open to all neighbors and everyone in Mosby Woods single family homes. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to be heard to
join the conversation. We will have note takers and save the chat from sessions. In an effort to provide a safe space for sharing, sessions will not be recorded and comments will not be attributed to individual participants in our final reporting.
There will be an opportunity at the end of the session to submit comments privately.
Community Forward Online Listening Sessions
Please register online for sessions.
Tues Oct. 20, 7:30pm – 8:30pm [SESSION REGISTRATION FULL]
Thurs Oct. 22, 10:00am – 11:00am
Sat Oct. 24, 10:00am – 11:00am
Sun Oct. 25, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tues Nov. 10, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Thurs Nov. 12, 10:00 – 11:30am
Sat Nov. 14, 10:00 – 11:30am
Sun Nov. 15, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Mon Nov. 16, 7:30 – 9:00pm
We highly encourage our youth (any age, high school, college) to attend the weekend sessions. We will schedule additional sessions as needed.
What will the Listening Sessions look like?
Our listening sessions will be small groups of 10-12 neighbors discussing together with the support of a trained facilitator. Effective listening sessions foster a safe and engaging dialogue by establishing Norms for Collaborative Conversation, Icebreakers, and Opening Questions for dialogue. They are not meant to persuade or debate history, but rather to provide a place for constructive conversation and to identify what information you need. We have a Context team researching history and their information will continue to be added here on MosbyWoods.org as it is completed.