Legacy Foundation hosts press conference to announce Neighborhood Spotlight initiative.
Gary-Miller joins nine other neighborhoods for training sessions to learn about the impact and the process. Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (MBACD) emerges as the top agency.
Gary-Miller, and five other neighborhoods, submits it's Letter of Interest to apply for Neighborhood Spotlight.
Legacy Foundation announces Gary-Miller as one of two communities selected. Each neighborhood selected receives $50,000 to hire a Community Builder.
MBACD hires Jessie Renslow for the Community Builder position. They begin conducting one-on-one resident interviews of those in the spotlight area.
Jessie and the Gary-Miller Steering Committee release the Community Quality of Life Conversations Report, detailing the 4,013 comments collected from 203 resident interviews.
Attendees of the Visioning Session help construct Gary-Miller’s community vision and sign up to join Action Groups to assess the themes presented in the Report.
Legacy Foundation awarded Gary-Miller’s Convening Organization, Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, a Neighborhood Spotlight distinction. Gary-Miller’s proximity to the lakefront is a notable asset as is the renovation of its Marquette Park and the historic Pavilion. Several Gary-Miller structures have historical significance with a number of them on the National Register. Collaborative bodies are working in the community and include those focused on civic engagement, professional development, philanthropic resources, and safety concerns.
Gary-Miller hired a community builder, Jessica Renslow. The Miller Spotlight Steering Committee was then formed to help carry out their community quality of life study. The Miller Spotlight Steering Committee is an eleven-person, all-volunteer group, invested in the Neighborhood Spotlight process. Along with the community builder, they’re working to build relationships with local community groups, businesses, residents, and leaders.