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Lubbock Chamber wants your vision for Lubbock

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Dr. Michael Shonrock (left) and Plains Capital Bank Chairman David Seim (right) Dr. Michael Shonrock (left) and Plains Capital Bank Chairman David Seim (right)

Do you have a vision for Lubbock's future?

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted today to initiate and coordinate a community wide visioning effort - giving Lubbock citizens an opportunity to frame their community's future.

The core question is "What kind of community and economy do we want in the future?"

More than 100 years ago the founders of Lubbock had a vision that evolved into railroads, highways, Texas Tech University and eventually a community with a population of over 250,000.

Now the Chamber of Commerce is looking to form a vision that will take Lubbock into the 21st century.

"We plan to create a web site that will allow you to suggest your hopes for the future," Committee Leader Michael Shonrock said.

"Our objective is to utilize as much community as we can, cutting across socioeconomic groups. We intend to get a lot of input," Committee Leader David Seim said.

"I'm looking forward to a product that will lead us into the next 10, 20, and 30 years," Mayor Tom Martin said. "These goals are very important to Lubbock's future."

The last major visioning effort was conducted by the City of Lubbock in 1995. The committee plans to review that work.

"There need to be very specific goals, action plans, and time frames along with who's going to be held accountable because without accountability nothing gets done," Seim said.

The committee plans to establish a steering committee to oversee the entire process and find private funding.

"This will be a long process but these visions will all be privately funded. We do not plan to use any tax dollars for this process," Seim said.

The committee will be led by Dr. Michael Shonrock and Plains Capital Bank Chairman David Seim.

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