Updated 05/14/2010 07:38 AM
City of Waco officials uniquely share ideas, projects
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The Waco Convention Center looked like a job fair Thursday afternoon, but Candace Ingram wasn't looking for work. She was there to learn about her community.
"I really enjoy Waco, and I want to find out more about what's going on," Ingram said.
Thursday, the city held the Community Visioning Celebration & Expo.
"We have about 40 to 45 exhibitors showing what they're doing around the community," Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy said.
Different city departments were on hand to talk about developments.
"The parks and recreation department is doing a fantastic job in the City of Waco with even the activities they are promoting, such as ‘Brazos Nights’ to the ‘Beautification of Cameron Park,’" Program Coordinator at the Waco Mammoth Site Anna Enderli said.
On the education side, representatives from area school districts and colleges were also there.
Truell Hyde, Vice Provost for research at Baylor University, provided information on the new research park to be built. It's called the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaboration
"It's going to provide basically an economic engine, is what we hope, for the community. BRIC will have, inside of it, engineering and research for Baylor University," Hyde said.
Maps and pictures showcased many visions citizens have in mind for future development.
"This is just a way of celebrating all of the good things that are going on in our community," DuPuy said.
At the same time, it helps keep citizens like Ingram in the loop.
The expo is part of the Community Visioning Project in Waco.
It's a group that was started five years ago to interact with the community on what they'd like to see in their area.