BANGOR – What better way to improve Bangor than with a little friendly competition?
Tuesday marks the kick off for a new project called innovative neighborhoods.
Participants will meet at Nocturnem at 6:30 p.m. and be split into five teams based on the area of the city they live in. They each will be given the challenge of coming up with a big and bold, yet realistic idea of how to improve the city.
With so much focus placed on what is currently happening, Councilor Sean Faircloth believes it is important to think about the future.
Faircloth stated “If you want to be the best small city in the United States, you’ve got to look big and say, ‘alright, where do we want to be five years from now?’ That’s what’s going to make us surge ahead as a city and that’s what this competition is all about.”
Each team will decide on one idea to improve the city overall and another to improve their individual neighborhood.
Bangor Savings Bank is just one of the many local groups getting involved with the project, bringing their innovative practices at work to a wider setting.
Bangor Savings Bank VP Scott Blake said “Everyone has a voice, everyone has an opinion, everyone has a perspective. And all of those are valuable to have around the table and to help us all come to the best initiative.”
The ideas will be put into an online poll so the public can vote on their favorite suggestions. The project gives people a chance to voice their ideas in a fun, light-hearted setting.
To get involved, head on down to Nocturnem Tuesday night at 6:30.