Irrigation on Agricultural Lands in Park County, Wyoming

Park County Land Use Plan Community Engagement

When you read the phrase Park County Land Use Plan Community Engagement, what comes to mind? Do you think “Cool, how can I attend”? Perhaps, “I know nothing about Land Use Planning and this community engagement meeting isn’t for me”.

In a recent Park County Our County Our Future Land Use Plan Survey, over 700 responses acknowledged that quality of life, community values, infrastructure and the local economy were important components of a future Park County.

Your Voice Matters – What do you think?

Hence, we want to hear your voice too to get a better understanding and a range of perspectives.

  • How would you rate your quality of life? What specifically is important to you?
  • Would you like to see different housing options?
  • Would you like to see more job opportunities?
  • How do you rate infrastructure like water, power, broadband, and pathways?
  • What values are important to you: western lifestyle, protection of open lands, access to outdoor recreation, sense of community, and agricultural lands?
  • How can Park County’s economy improve? 

Thus, please consider attending a local Park County Our County Our Future Land Use Plan Community Engagement Meeting close to where you live or work. The Powell, Meeteetse, and Cody meetings are in-person, and the dates and times are below.  Additionally, there is also a virtual meeting option on Monday, June 27, 2022. The topics discussed will focus on the big picture and be county-wide. Moreover, attendees will also learn more about the Park County Land Use Plan.    

  • Monday, June 20th, Powell: Park County Fairgrounds (Heart Mountain Hall), 6:30-8:30pm             
  • Tuesday, June 21st, Meeteetse: School Cafeteria, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 22nd, Cody: Park County Library (Grizzly Room), 6:30-8:30pm 
  • Monday, June 27th, Virtual Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm (Zoom)

Should I Attend a Meeting?

Truly, going to public meetings can feel foreign to lots of us. Trust me, you belong at this meeting. You don’t need to speak publicly, there are opportunities for you to engage in other ways. Grab a neighbor, friend, co-worker or family member. Make a night of it!  

Moreover, I promise you will not regret participating in Community Engagement Meetings. Inversely, you may regret not engaging as Park County changes and develops

In Summary, the Park County Land Use Plan started in February of 2022. The estimated completion date is August of 2023. The timeline and project planning documents are on Park County’s website. It is important that all ages and demographics get involved. Plan to attend Park County Land Use Plan Community Engagement meeting. The future of Park County will be shaped by you.  

Rebekah Burns