A Message from Andrea Salina Fleming
November 10, 2016
When I hear the phrase “rebuilding year”, I often think of sports teams and the negative connotations associated with being in that position. But from a community development agency perspective, it translates into a positive time to step back and think about the path we are traveling above focusing solely on the destination. The Partnership has taken the majority of 2016 to do just that. We have reflected a bit on our past and mapped out ways to navigate the future. With a solid team in place, the Fairmont Community Development Partnership is well-positioned to make positive changes in the arena of neighborhood revitalization in tandem with impacting economic growth in the Fairmont area through small business incubation and acceleration.
The collaborations the Partnership has built over the past year are both necessary and invaluable to promoting both community and business development in and around our targeted areas. As we seek new areas for development, we continue our efforts to make improvements in a strategic, block by block approach that is both more feasible and tangible to the agency and community members. We have partnered with others who share our mission and have clear plans for implementing proposed projects. We are actively engaging with community members so that they have a stake in seeing our vision become a reality.
The Partnership has been and will continue to be a catalyst for community revitalization in Fairmont. The natural progression of growth in Marion County is inevitable. No better time exists to seize the opportunity to re-energize and reinvigorate one of the best areas in the state!
We are armed with all the tools in our toolbox to turn our “rebuilding year” into many years of successes going forward.
Andrea Salina Fleming