CITY OF GILROY

VISIONING WORKSHOP (POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE)

In April 2014 the City of Gilroy held the second community workshop on the New General Plan. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a vision for the future of Gilroy. After a brief welcome and presentation on the General Plan process and visioning, workshop participants shared their visions for Gilroy in interactive activities. Participants were asked to pretend they were a visitor sending a postcard from Gilroy in the year 2040. Each participant was given a blank postcard that said “Greetings from Gilroy” on the front and a space to write on the back. Participants were asked to draw a picture to illustrate their vision for Gilroy in 2040 on the front of the postcard. On the back of the postcard, participants were asked to write a message to someone about their experience in Gilroy in 2040, imagining they are a visitor describing the highlights of a trip to Gilroy. When they completed their postcards, they presented them to their smaller group and then hung them on a clothesline for display.