If groups are interested in holding events at the Center of the City locations, please contact the Parks Department at [email protected] for events at Liberty Plaza or apply for a special event permit for events at the Library Lane Lot. To apply for a special event permit, please visit the special events page.
The Council of the Commons typically meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This year's schedule is:
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Jennifer Cornell (Block Partners, Near Term Activation)
Alan Haber (Block Partners, Fundraising, Near Term Activation)
Sara Hammerschmidt (Block Partners, Comparable Communities)
Geoffrey Henny (Block Partners)
Rita Mitchell (Comparable Communities)
Alice Ralph (Comparable Communities)
Frank Wilhelme (Comparable Communities, Fundraising)
Adam Zemke (Comparable Communities, Fundraising)
Erica Briggs (Block Partners, Near Term Activation, Fundraising)
The Council of the Commons held a special meeting on July 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. to have a deeper discussion on near-term opportunities to activate the space. At this meeting, staff from the city and the Downtown Development Authority shared information and answered questions about the space and processes in place that allow for use of the space. The Council of the Commons then worked to prioritize near-term opportunities and prepare for developing a set of recommendations for City Council. Video of the meeting is available on YouTube.
Background and meeting materials