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Wichita Invites Online Engagement

Contact: Ashley Arnold |

Residents asked to comment on the City’s future

Every Wichita resident will have a voice in planning the city’s future, thanks to a newly-installed internet tool. The innovative opportunity is offered through the online platform,, allowing residents to log in anytime and anywhere to join contribute to the discussion.

The website was launched today by The Wichita Public Library through a grant from the Wichita Community Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Cynthia Berner Harris, Wichita Public Library Director of Libraries, says the idea for Activate Wichita was driven by the Library’s mission to enrich the quality of life in Wichita.

“Activate Wichita enables community collaboration to happen online and is specifically designed to generate new ideas and feedback from residents on the future of Wichita,” said Berner Harris.

As the city continues to consider the possibility of a new central Library, Berner Harris is asking residents to weigh in with their view of the Library of the future.

In addition to the Library topics, Activate Wichita discussions will focus on public services, policies, and institutions that affect residents’ daily lives.

One timely topic of interest to every resident is the city’s drought response plan. The website makes it easy for users to propose ideas, second others’ ideas, expand upon ideas and vote on solutions.

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