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Art Contest!

Published: 08/22/2019 8:45 AM

Is there an artist in you?  If so, bring out that artistic side... and share with us what you like about Manchester!  Everyone is invited to participate and win great prizes.

Two ways you can participate:

  • Take a PHOTO… of your favorite building, park or space in Manchester (see below for size specifications)
  • DRAW or PAINT... a picture of your vision for a future Manchester (see below for size specifications)

*ONLY one entry per person per category.

The WINNERS will be decided by YOU!  All entries will be displayed in the Planapalooza Studio space at the Double Tree by Hilton Downtown (700 Elm Street) from September 12 to September 17.  Voting will open September 12, 2019 in-person at the Planapalooza Studio and on  Winners will be announced on September 17, 2019 during the Planapalooza Closing Event.

Visit for submission and more information. 

DEADLINE for submissions is September 11th

Save the Date - Manchester Planapalooza™ September 12-17, 2019

Published: 08/16/2019 11:05 AM

Planapalooza™ September 12-17, 2019

The Manchester Master Plan is being updated.  The next public engagement opportunity will be Planapalooza, taking place from Thursday, September 12th to Tuesday, September 17th. You may view and download a printable schedule with meeting locations, dates and times.

A Planapalooza™ is an intense, participatory design, and public input process where you are invited to work directly with your neighbors, fellow business owners and a multidisciplinary consulting team. The entire process is open to the public. So please join us as we work together to prepare a Master Plan that will protect and enhance Manchester and set a clear vision for the future.


Your Voice Matters! Host an “On the Table” Discussion in Your Community

Published: 08/14/2019 10:16 AM

In Manchester, we know big ideas can spring from small conversations and people invest in what they help create. When we come together as a community to listen to and learn from each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.

During this one-month opportunity, we invite you and your families, neighbors, colleagues, and friends — old and new — to pull up a chair, gather around a table, and discuss the ways in which we — as individuals and as a collective — can improve the quality of life and economic vitality in Manchester.  

A host commits to hosting a conversation between August 12th and September 13th over breakfast, lunch, dinner, a coffee break, or any time in between. The invitation list is up to you— and the conversation can be hosted anywhere.

Before the conversation, make sure to visit to submit a Host Form and download the Host Toolkit with everything you need, including a conversation guide and suggested conversation prompts.

Everyone is welcome to serve as a host!


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