Oakmont 2030 launched in June of 2022 with meetings with Club leaders and three Town Hall Forums. In July, Oakmont today hosted six community meetings and three focus groups with realtors and new residents. August featured seven Oakmont Tomorrow community conversations (2 on Zoom) with 325 participants and over 1,100 comments on the question of “What is Your Vision of Oakmont in 2030?”. The major themes consistently echoed those from Oakmont Today and are listed below.
The raw data from each meeting is posted on the oakmontvillage.com/2030 website under the Oakmont Tomorrow tab in a folder titled 9.12 Oakmont Tomorrow Meetings.
Oakmont Tomorrow Overall Themes
- A fire safe community including smart and attractive landscaping and sufficient routes for evacuation.
- A parklike setting that continues to reflect the natural beauty of the area.
- Community members that are active, friendly, and involved to continue the make Oakmont a desirable place for future over 55ers.
- Oakmont maintains affordability, and makes smart use of budget dollars to maintain and keep current existing facilities.
- Meeting space and recreational facilities are enhanced as needed to support clubs and active. residents. A diversity of spaces to support many types of activities (workshops, art spaces, etc.).
- A successful golf course business.
- A village center where you can comfortably meet your friends and socialize. It might even include a coffee shop!
- Enhanced retail and service offerings right in our village.
- Great support for all age groups. An enhanced set of capabilities for aging in place.
A final question asked participants what needed to be done to ensure that Oakmont 2030 is a success. Three major themes were noted:
- Create prioritization of plans with higher levels of member involvement. Create plans around the 2030 priorities, i.e., evacuation, safety, activities enhancement.
- Improve communication of the process and planning. Consistently communicate goals and timelines. Enhance communication channels as needed to reach a high percentage of residents. Leverage existing organizations COPE/MYN and clubs to increase participation and get the word out to each neighborhood.
- Create a framework so residents can easily see where they can fit into the process. Make it simple for volunteers to match their skills and interests with ongoing work.