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Think Tank

Think Tank Committee Overview:

Come up with new ideas to address the long standing problems in our community that includes, jobs, education, drugs and alcohol, poverty, health care and crime.

Where our mission is brought to reality

  • Determine vision
  • Identify and rank priorities
  • Select at least one goal to achieve by August 21
  • For each activity, develop program plan: Tasks, responsibilities ,due date, budget. Internal and external resources needed
  • Prepare monthly status report for each meeting and post on web site

Facilitator: Ron M. Reid


  • Brainstorm and research best practices for community revitalization.
  • Work with CANA committees to apply best practices for the revitalization of our community
  • Build a community revitalization template targeted at 16 blocks that can be applied to other 16 block communities 
  • Come up with tools for residents, property owners, businesses, multi-unit buildings, etc. to support community awareness, anti littering, life long learning, responsible parenting, day care, clean-up and beautification projects, etc.
  • Work with City and agenices in support of our goals.
  • Maintain a recommended reading-list for members that want to help us help others (ex: “The Citizen Solution” by Harry C. Boyte)
  • Research and apply for appropriate grants and funding sources to support our efforts.


– Make calls

– Participate in brainstorming sessions

– Update web site

– Draft Revitalization template

– Contact agencies and other successful community organzations for best practices that we can use.

– Work with CANA committees to use the Revitalization Template.

Think Tank Blog Posts

4 Responses to Think Tank

  1. Jill Bush on September 16, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Looking forward to working with C.A.N.A. on improving our community. Very insightful meeting on Tuesday night. Please forward to me date of next Think Tank meeting. Also, we could meet at my home if need be.

  2. Jill Bush on September 16, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Very insightful meeting on Tuesday night. Looking forward to working with C.A.N.A on improving our community.Please forward me date of next Think Tank meeting. We could have meeting at my home if need be.

    Jill Bush

  3. Matt Jones on July 31, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Hey – my wife and I live in Austin at 14 N mayfield – W would love to get involved! Send me a email!


    • S. Reid on October 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Let us know your availability. Our work takes place outside of the monthly meeting as well.

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