Rogers Making Way for Long-Term Cultural Planning Process

December 16, 2020

Arts & Culture

Rogers Making Way for Long-Term Cultural Planning Process

The city of Rogers is in the early stages of transitioning from a small NWA town to a big city, after growing by about 22% from 2010 to 2019, with its estimated population increasing from 56,109 to 68,669, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. -Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

  • City director of community development, Dean McCurdy, says the city's goal is to attract and retain talented people to allow the city to continue to thrive and grow with a diversified economy, while allowing Rogers to maintain its character within the region.

  • The city's art and culture coordinator, Anna Watson, has been examining cultural case studies and collecting data from major hubs such as Austin, Texas, and Washington, DC.
  • Budget funds will allow $80,000 to be allocated towards the city to enter a consulting relationship with to Creative Arkansas Community Hub and Exchange, or CACHE.
  • CACHE is focusing on two cities at a time through its cultural planning efforts. "We fully anticipate after Rogers, we'll really focus on Fayetteville," she said. "After Fayetteville, we'll see," says CACHE program director, Kelsey Howard.

  • Read the full article HERE.

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