From the office of Envision Mat-Su:
August 28th, 2012
For Immediate Release
Jeremiah Millen- Executive Director, Envision Mat-Su
Longtime Mat-Su Borough Citizen’s Group Rolls Out New Community Project Introducing New Name and Vision.
Friends of Mat-Su (FoMS) is getting a full makeover as a result of a yearlong strategic planning effort.
The role of the Friends of Mat-Su has grown considerably since it was founded in 2000, says Executive Director, Jeremiah Millen.
Though perhaps best known for it’s work as a citizen driven land use planning organization and borough watchdog, in recent years FoMS has adopted much broader approach for creating partnerships, developing innovative solutions and building a collective vision for sustainable community development.
Thus, FoMS will soon roll out a rebranding strategy complete with a new name – Envision Mat-Su.
“We have changed our name because Envision Mat-Su better reflects the evolution of the organization and more clearly describes our new vision. We believe the new name invokes strong feelings of progress, action and inspirational work that will make the Mat-Su a better place to live, work and play.
We envision a Mat-Su with vibrant cities and towns close to clean rivers, lakes, and parks. A Mat-Su that invests its taxpayer money wisely, and sees its economic competitiveness directly tied to its high quality of life. In short, we envision a Mat-Su that is focused on thoughtful development and thriving communities,” said Millen.
As part of the roll out of the new name and vision, Envision Mat-Su will be holding a public event to introduce a new project on Cottonwood Creek in downtown Wasilla. The project includes the creation of a newly constructed bridge railing, designed and built by local Wasilla Alaska artist, Holly Gittlein. The artwork, titled, “Reflection,” features a holistic rendition of a full salmon lifecycle along this important urban waterway and community gathering space.
The event will include a public unveiling of the new railing, a ribbon cutting ceremony and several key speakers who will talk about the project and the importance of healthy salmon populations in the Mat-Su.
In addition, cake and refreshments will be included for those who attend.
What: Public Unveiling of Cottonwood Creek Mat-Su Urban Pathways Project Date:
Friday, August 31st, 2012 Time: 4-5 PM Location: 550 W 7th Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654
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Jeremiah Millen, Executive Director, (907) 982-9819