Wayne Tomorrow! seeks to develop hubs within the geographic areas of the County where residents and visitors can meet, share, and engage social and educational activities. They should include all age groups, safe places for young and old, and help create a sense of community and opportunity.
Identified as a key need in the Wayne Tomorrow! analyses, the Quality of Life Working Group created an inventory of possible hubs where community services and connections can be made. Already the County's seven public libraries serve as community hubs because of the wide variety of free programming for adults and children, but also because of free wireless internet available at each location.
The County's Senior Centers are also likely to play an important role, along with The Cooperage Project, a non-profit organization that maintains a physical space at 1030 Main Street, that hosts a range of instructive and entertaining activities that engage, challenge and enlighten. These include performances, markets, learning opportunities and good times like game nights and dancing.
Continues to Identify Gathering Places
The newly formed Community Hubs Task Force continues to identify important gathering places, which could be built upon as Wayne Tomorrow! initiatives like high-speed broadband internet service are rolled out. The Task Force began a community outreach effort in the Hamlin area to start with a county-wide network of spaces as the end goal.