Obey Creek Compass Committee Starts its Engines!

On Wednesday, July 10th the Obey Creek Compass Committee kicked off their first meeting. The meeting began with introductions revealing the interesting and diverse perspectives each Committee Member brings to the table. After discussing some housekeeping items, Jason Damweber, the staff liaison to the Committee, turned the reins over to Ken Broun, the Committee’s facilitator and former Mayor of Chapel Hill. Ken led a discussion about the Committee’s charge and meeting ground rules. The Committee concluded their meeting with a discussion about next steps including a workshop with the Technical Team scheduled for the evening of August 13. The Committee is gearing up for some great work ahead!

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Interested in watching video or attending the next meeting? Obey Creek Compass Committee meetings will soon be available on the web! To find out more about Obey Creek and Development Agreements click here.

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