Mountain View is a diverse rural community with a rich historical and agricultural heritage. It is also one of the fastest growing communities in the state. The Mountain View long range plan community volunteer group meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Mountain View School cafeteria to lay the foundation for a community-based plan that accommodates this growth. Everyone is invited to attend.
“Our group’s mission is to ensure that the Mountain View community has a voice in determining its own future,” said spokeswoman Susan Langer. “This process begins when the community defines for itself its unique sense of place. Our feelings of attachment to our cherished home, our willingness to care about and to care for landmarks and landscapes where community gathers, has collective memories of and identifies as Mountain View — this is our sense of place.
“This sensibility will inform our community plan and allow for future growth that is compatible with our connection to our beloved home, our social values, our cultural heritage and the beauty of our natural environment.”
Every area resident is invited to share his or her vision for the future by taking a community survey. The survey will be available online until March 5 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3727HK8. Hardcopies of the survey are also available at the Mountain View Library and at the Hilo Coffee Mill.
“The results of the survey will be used to draft a community plan that reflects our collective vision,” said Langer. “Future meetings will allow the public to comment upon and contribute to the plan. Please join us in this very worthwhile effort to ensure our future community continues to be a place where we all love to live.”
For more information, call Langer at 315-8645.