Find out why your fellow citizens volunteer their time to HB2040:
To launch the official Healdsburg 2040 blog, we asked people already actively engaged why they devote their precious time and energy to HB2040. One unifying theme is that participating in HB2040 is a great way to get to know the amazing people that call Healdsburg home.
We hope the following testimonials will inspire you to participate as well!
“Every community that thrives also grows and faces questions about how to continue to thrive and grow. However, not every community takes on the question of whether growth is a crisis or an opportunity with the same thoughtful insight that Healdsburg gets from the HB2040 team. Following the SDAT action last summer we have residents working on ideas to shape the future of arts, transportation, connections, and more with a proactive rather than reactive approach. What could be more exciting than being a part envisioning Healdsburg 2040?”
- Claire O’Neill, Healdsburg
“I joined the HB2040 Master Plan Team to help guide the city to improve low and moderate income housing, diversify our economy, improve and connect pedestrian, trail and bike routes, spend money wisely, and be a leader in protecting the environment/reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We all have a shared vision although each of us brings our own expertise to the team. It has been a significant learning experience as I had not been involved in local government previously. Wonderful to get to know a great group of Healdsburg people.”
- Steve Kent, Healdsburg
“The 5 reasons I’m engaging with the Healdsburg 2040 MasterPlan Work Group are because it’s an opportunity to:
“It has been very inspiring being a part of HB2040 seeing so many in our community step up and lead in the future of our town. I realize how lucky I am to live here and have created my art to reflect my passion for Healdsburg. I love the uniqueness of our history, our terrain that contains the Russian River, Plaza, Fitch Mountain, Dry Creek Valley, and of our love anchored in the community. Being a part of HB2040 has connected me deeper to a sense of belonging here and has gifted me action in visualizing a prosperous and rich Healdsburg.
- Jennifer Utsch, Healdsburg
“I moved to Healdsburg in 1993 because of the Community and the Plaza. I want to help support that balanced and sustainable “Community” which coexisted for generations. HBG2040 is contributing to the dialog and offering creative approaches to current issues and planning for our future. It is work that everyone should be a part of and I am happy to contribute my time to this community effort.”
- Kenneth Munson, Healdsburg
“Getting involved in HB2040 has helped me learn more about how our city works. Attending City Council Meetings and Planning Commission Meetings has been an education! I have also had the pleasure of working with the Parks & Recreation staff which has been fun & rewarding. What a great team we have here in Healdsburg!”
- Nancy Jane Andrews, Healdsburg
“I love Healdsburg, and engaging with HB2040 has been a great way to get to know some of the amazing people who live here, while also playing an active role in shaping the future of our great town! Decisions taken now will impact our quality of life for decades to come.”
- Anne Arquit Niederberger, Healdsburg