The Courier-Journal: OneWest seeks input on development, goals

Posted Friday October 14, 2016 by OneWest

By , @sheldonshafer

12:42 p.m. EDT October 14, 2016

OneWest, a non-profit created in 2014 to pursue improving Western Louisville’s development and economic base, has scheduled a series of meetings to get citizen’s opinions and ideas on the organization’s goals and strategy.

According to a news release, “OneWest is developing new pathways to private and public capital that will drive economic growth in Louisville’s nine western neighborhoods.”

As an initial effort, OneWest is working on a “strategic planning process that outlines key priorities for the next five years and beyond.  We’ve made great strides in that effort, with the support and input of business, civic, and community leaders.”

The group plans these meetings to hear the agency’s ideas and to receive public ideas:

► Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., at Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave.

► Friday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., at Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse, 460 Northwestern Parkway.

► Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  Information available at www.onewest.org.

OneWest was conceived by a group of local leaders as part of Leadership Louisville Center’s 2014 Bingham Fellows Class.  The class envisioned an economic renaissance in Louisville’s West End with a focus on the built environment.

The organization’s board includes several dozen people representing major corporations, financial institutions, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations and civic organizations.

Reporter Sheldon S. Shafer can be reached at (502) 582-7089, or via email at sshafer@courier-journal.com.