I AMesbury 2030

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Mayor Gove created the I AMesbury 2030 task force to help our community plan for the future. This group is gathering community feedback, looking at our strengths and weaknesses and helping to determine where we collectively want Amesbury to be in the next 10 years. 

I AMesbury 2030 is looking at every aspect of our community to make sure that we're moving forward with one vision. They are looking at 8 Elements: open space and recreation, learning and education, arts and culture, mobility, infrastructure, economic development, housing, and municipal operations. They are looking at all of these elements with three lenses top of mind: equity, health, and resilience / sustainability. These three key areas are an important consideration to incorporate into every aspect of the 2030 plan.

I call Amesbury the City of Innovators, and I want us to carry this tradition forward with I AMesbury 2030. I want us to think outside the box about our future, I want us to be ready to pivot and adjust no matter what comes our way, and I want our community to be strong, cohesive and resilient. - Mayor Kassandra Gove

Taskforce Members

  • Mary Chatigny, Co-Chair
  • Brittany Steingesser, Co-Chair
  • Peter Frey
  • Peggy Green
  • Ann McKay
  • Jonathan Miller
  • Michael Woo
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Current Progress
iAMesbury- Progress Chart

Project Timeline

Dec 9, 2020

Task Force Appointed

Jan 13, 2021

Listening Sessions - Amesbury's Identity

May 25, 2021

Determine Elements and timeline for discovery in the 2030 process

Jun 1, 2021

Begin Recreation Element

Aug 3, 2021

Launched Community Survey: Open Space & Recreation

Sep 1, 2021

Begin Learning Element

Oct 31, 2021

Complete Learning Element

Nov 1, 2021

Begin Arts & Culture Element

Dec 31, 2021

Complete Arts & Culture Element

Jan 1, 2022

Begin Mobility Element

Jul 1, 2022

Complete Mobility Element

Jul 1, 2022

Begin Economic Development Element

Oct 1, 2022

Begin Infrastructure Element

Nov 30, 2022

Complete Economic Development Element

Dec 7, 2022

Begin Housing Element

Dec 31, 2022

Complete Operations Element

May 31, 2023

Complete Housing Element

Nov 1, 2023

Finalize I AMesbury 2030 Plan

Dec 31, 2023

Release I AMesbury 2030 Plan to the community

Project Updates

Jan 13, 2021

Hold Listening Sessions on January 13, January 15 and January 16 for residents, business owners and stakeholders about Amesbury's Identity. Roughly 40 residents participated in these sessions. Link to Amesbury Listens under Supporting Documents to learn more.

Mar 1, 2021

Launch the I AMesbury 2030 Community Survey to gather additional feedback about priorities and concerns, closes end of March.

May 14, 2021

Hold Amesbury Listens session with PACT / youth to hear from them about Amesbury's Identity

Jun 11, 2021

Hold Amesbury Listens Session with business owners to hear from them about Amesbury's identity

Jul 10, 2021

Hold Open Space & Recreation Summit with organizations and leagues who use our fields, trails, waterways and more.

Aug 31, 2021

Complete Recreation Element

Sep 16, 2021

Conducted the Recreation and Open Space Element Goals and Actions Workshop with municipal department leaders

Sep 23, 2021

Hold pop-up pickleball event at Amesbury Health Fair & Expo

Oct 6, 2021

Hold virtual listening session about learning & education focused on adult learning opportunities.

Oct 7, 2021

Hold virtual listening session about learning and education focused on opportunities for youth / students outside of a school setting.

Nov 12, 2021

Launched Community Survey: Learning and Education

Dec 1, 2021

Conducted an Arts and Culture Summit with municipal staff, committees, organizations and cultural partners

Feb 3, 2022

Release of Recreation Element Progress Report

Feb 16, 2022

Conducted the Learning Element Goals and Actions Workshop with municipal and community stakeholders

Feb 18, 2022

Conducted the Arts and Culture Element Goals and Actions Workshop with municipal and community stakeholders

Feb 28, 2022

Launch of 2030 Mobility Challenge

May 21, 2022

Attended Bike Safety Day on May 21st.

Jul 7, 2022

Conducted the Mobility Element Goals and Actions Workshop with municipal and community stakeholders

Jul 18, 2022

Released the Arts and Culture Element Progress Report

Jul 21, 2022

Released the Learning and Education Element Progress Report

Aug 9, 2022

Organized the Amesbury Economic Development Summit from 9am-12pm.

Sep 17, 2022

Participated in Amesbury Health Fair

Nov 14, 2022

Conducted the Economic Development Goals and Actions Workshop with community stakeholders

Dec 13, 2022

Launched the Infrastructure Survey

Mar 29, 2023

I AMesbury 2030 hosts the Housing Summit

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Stay Informed

To receive the I AMesbury 2030 Newsletter and participate in community surveys, check I AMesbury 2030 below.


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