The City of Rockville will begin planning for a second economic summit with a kickoff meeting at 7 tonight at VisArts.
In recent weeks, the city has asked residents, as well as representatives from the Rockville’s business, nonprofit, government and education sectors, to register to serve on one of six work groups.
Response to the initial June 8 deadline for work group registration was strong, but “People can still come and sign up,” said Marylou Berg, a city spokeswoman.
The work groups will discuss one of six themes identified during the first Rockville Summit: A Roadmap for the Future in October. They are:
- Job growth and the residential workforce.
- Preservation of Rockville’s character.
- Education and school capacity.
- Transportation and traffic.
- City services and budget.
The work groups will prepare a summary of their discussions, which will be presented at a second summit, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 3.
The findings of the summit will be used to inform decisions about city policies and operations, such as revisions to Rockville’s comprehensive plan for growth, development and public construction projects.