Thanks Kinji, your beauty is contagious

Thanks to Colleen Sheehy director of Plains Art for inviting Kinji and cosponsoring the event with the City of Fargo, the NDSU Dept of Art,  and to Fargo planners for arranging this exciting free Fargo GO2030 speakers forum.

Kinji is engaging and full of life.  He shared some of his philosophy on beauty and perception and how wonderful and interesting it is that we see things differently and that we should enjoy and learn from one anothers differences.  He’s a great resource, teacher, mentor, and a beautiful human being that exudes positive energy and love for humanity and the human spirit.

Kinji’s presentation was broadcast live on Cable Access 12 and streamed online.  It will also be available Friday on our GO2030 site at:  www.go2030.net

Our next GO2030 speakers forum presenter is Jim August CEO of the Forks in Winnipeg at 7 pm October 20th in the commission room.  Jim will share some background on how that exciting project was assembled and had a incredibly positive impact for their community and region.

Our next GO2030 speakers forum presenter is Jim August CEO of the Forks in Winnipeg at 7 pm October 20th in the commission room.  Jim will share some background on how that exciting project was assembled and had a incredibly positive impact for their community and region.

Please join us for Mr. August’s CEO of the Forks North Portage Partnership’s presentation and Q/A on October 20th.

If you get the chance, take a trip up to Winnipeg.  It’s a blast walking around the Winnipeg Forks project as well as checking the new museum for human rights just finished there.  I visited with some of the folks involved in helping move the Winnipeg private/public diversion and riverfront projects forward.

Among the many benefits of lowering the flood effects on our main river channel through town would be more opportunity to feature the beauty and recreational aspects of the mighty Red River of the North as a destination while respecting it’s natural power.

Riverfront development for our core area downtown has been a primary focus of the 2002 Downtown Framework plan, the 2003 Riverfront Development plan, 2007 Downtown Framework plan, the Metro-cogs Metro Trails bike/walking plan.  I believe the timing is excellent to consider opportunities for safe, attractive, vibrant, Riverfront Development that builds on the momentum of the Renaissance Zone, the new Library, the 1st Ave and NP Ave Corridor Development Opportunity Study that’s underway now, and the current Corp of Engineers metro analysis.

As our analysis, deliberations, and evaluation of benefits for better long term water management for our metro area and valley are at a vital point, helping to show some of the possible economic and recreational benefits for a diversion now, could help as we make these crucial decisions.  We can turn water challenges into great opportunities for safe, sustainable, attractive, and efficient growth making better use of our current infrastructure, land and water resources.

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Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life
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