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Auburn 2040 community planning initiative to begin this summer

May 08 2024

AUBURN, Ala.- The City of Auburn is relaunching Auburn 2040, a community-driven visioning and planning process. Auburn 2040 follows Auburn 2000 and Auburn 2020 as the community’s largest strategic planning undertaking, giving Auburn residents an opportunity to weigh in with their ideas for Auburn’s future.

Community members are invited to serve on one of seven committees. The committees will think about, discuss, research and recommend what the future of Auburn should look like in key areas: Education, Family & Community Engagement, Growth & Development, Intergovernmental, Public Safety, Transportation, and Utilities, Environment & Technology

Those interested in serving may sign up online beginning May 8 through May 31. Please note, only Auburn residents may serve on a committee. Applicants may submit their top three choices but will only be assigned to one committee to allow participants to focus on one topic and to maximize the number of participants. Please note that signing up does not guarantee a spot. Committees will be limited to 20-25 members. Those who previously applied must reapply to be considered.

Once committee members have been finalized and notified, committees will meet throughout the summer and fall about two times a month. Each committee will submit its recommended goals in fall 2024. These goals will be drafted into the 2040 plan, which will go before the Auburn City Council for adoption in early 2025.

Community involvement is vital to the success of Auburn 2040. To get involved, sign up for a committee and the Auburn 2040 eNotifier at Follow the City of Auburn on social media @CityofAuburnAL for updates throughout the process.