What is special about Brewster to you? What is important to protect or improve in Brewster? How do the Town government and community groups plan and carry out these ideas? Answering these questions is the goal of “Brewster’s Vision”, a planning process that the Brewster Vision Advisory Group (BVAG) is starting to put in place. The advisory group is a committee of citizens appointed by the Board of Selectmen. But we need your help.
The Plan will lay out a broad vision for the town, identify main goals that the community wants to achieve and action steps that Town government and other groups can take toward those goals. Brewster’s Vision Plan will provide a framework for a more detailed Comprehensive Plan that could be developed as a future step.
The process for creating Brewster’s Vision Plan is as important as the plan itself. The process is designed to engage citizens, build on the community’s wisdom and values, and look comprehensively at key issues and how they are related. This process is very different from the traditional consultant-based plan. The Vision Plan will provide direction for actions by the Town and community groups which are consistent with the community’s vision. In other words, the vision plan will be driven by citizens and what they think is important.