In order to be responsive to community needs, we sought out unique perspectives from diverse segments of the community to ensure we put our resources to the best use in Chesapeake.  We chose individuals from community organizations and groups to create our Expanded Core Group:

Anaya Spady Heath Covey Nathan Smith
Angela Graciani Kathryn Jesse Sanita Sherard
Beth Reitz Kiki Collins Shawn Girvin
Dana Sanford Kimberly Hobbs Stephanie Cobb
Debbie Hiryak Manan Shah Tara Alexander
James Edwards Mary Riley Tasha Jones
Ellen Gonzales Melinda Miller Virginia Fowler

We will collaborate with our Expanded Core Group, along the process of developing our Strategic Plan, during the following meetings:

  1. June 13, 2019 | 9:00am – 12:45pm | Chesapeake Central Library
    1. Provided an overview of the Planning for Results process
    2. Provided an overview of our City and the represented communities
    3. Brainstormed the ideal future we have for our community and what needs to happen to reach that ideal
    4. Highlighted information about the overall library and share trends in library services and what is to come
    5. Selected the 12 Preliminary service responses
  2. July 19, 2019
    1. Provided a recap of the Visioning Exercise
    2. Evaluated the 12 Preliminary Service Responses
    3. Reviewed Community Survey
    4. Discussed Community Gathering
  3. October 15, 2019