Eighty-two community minded folks turned out to view the film Fixing the Future and to hear what the panel had to say about the future prosperity of Camas. The essential concept of the film and the panel is that we need to move from being a consumer minded economy to a relationally-driven economy, caring more for the prosperity of each other so that together we can thrive as a community. The film high lighted many ways to do this.
The film highlighted innovative and strategic approaches to creating jobs and building prosperity in our local economy, giving fascinating examples from small towns around the country. A local panel of economic advocates was on hand after the viewing to answer questions relating to the theme of the film.
Find out more at Fixingthefuture.org (http://www NULL.pbs NULL.org/now/fixing-the-future/) and get involved on a committee of the Downtown Camas Association to continue this conversation. How can we as a community shift the focus from Wall Street to Main Street so that local businesses run by local business owners can be sustained and so that the Downtown Core can be established as a viable community gathering place.
Read more about the Vision and Mission of the Downtown Camas Association and consider attending the next DCA event: The Main Street Forum, on July 30th, at 6:30pm, at Journey Community Church.
The DCA would like to thank these dedicated community members for participating on the panel following the film: City Council Member, Steve Hogan; Chamber of Commerce Director, Brent Erickson; CW Port Commissioner, Mark Lambert; Community Member and Economic Educator, Dan Freedman; CPU Water Division Director and Camas School Board President; Doug Quinn; and DCA Board President, Caroline Mercury.