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February 2, 2016

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For Immediate Release

February 2, 2016

Contact Information: Kristin Larson at 301-809-3044

ImagineBowie Community Event Challenges Residents to Discover,
Dream and Design City’s Future
#ImagineBowie

City of Bowie to engage residents in gathering ideas for a more sustainable city


BOWIE, MD
– In the year of its 100th anniversary, the City of Bowie, along with its partner The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is hosting a free, dynamic community event called ImagineBowie on February 13th, to engage its residents on ways to ensure the City is headed in the right direction for the next 100 years. The community event will be held at the Bowie Kenhill Center located at 2614 Kenhill Drive from 9:30 a.mm to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This community event is the beginning of an extensive outreach effort to engage Bowie residents in creating a more sustainable community from an environmental, economic, and social standpoint. These engagement efforts will support Bowie in the development of its first City-wide sustainability plan. Participants will take a journey to discover, dream, design and identify Bowie’s best and most sustainable destiny. The event will include working in small groups as well as being a part of larger community discussions. The event will help the City prioritize ideas for the sustainability plan.

This will be the first in a series of engagement events the City and M-NCPPC will hold throughout the spring. Residents can register online at www.imaginebowie2016.eventbrite.com. Adult residents and High School students are welcome to attend. A small investment of time and your best creativity will help make this event a success! Residents are also invited to continue the conversation on building a sustainable future for Bowie after the event by using its new online portal www.greenbowie.mysidewalk.com.

For more information on ImagineBowie, go to the Green Bowie website at www.cityofbowie.org/Greenbowie or find posts or tweets on the City of Bowie’s social media accounts with #ImagineBowie. You can also contact Kristin Larson at 301-809-3044.

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Green Bowie is a part of the City’s Department of Planning and coordinates initiatives related to community sustainability. There is a Green Team made up of citizen volunteers who coordinate many programs in the city with a focus on environmental education and outreach. The Environmental Advisory Committee advises the City Council on environmental policy.

The Prince George’s Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is responsible for preserving, protecting, and managing the County’s resources through high-quality planning services and growth management guidance. Visit our website, www.pgplanning.org to learn how you can become engaged in shaping the future of your community.