~ PVN staff report
LURAY, Oct. 6 — An invitation-only event planned by Page County’s Economic Development and Tourism office to gather input from community leaders aimed at developing a shared “vision” for the county’s future has been canceled due to concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, for the safety of everyone in attendance the Vision Page County meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled,” reads a statement from the county office. “Date for reschedule is TBD. While this meeting is of significant importance to our community, the safety and health of our county is our main concern.”
Nina Long Fox, the county’s director of economic development and tourism, originally planned the event for Wednesday, Oct. 13 to bring together officials from the county, towns, schools, non-profits, civic groups and businesses to form a unified vision for future planning.
The “plan” is to form a new 15-member committee with representatives from the various areas listed above. Each group attending the “Vision Page County” event will submit names and the county will determine who serves on the committee based on those suggestions. The committee will then be tasked with forming a “collective vision” for the county, to be presented publicly in January.
The Oct. 13 event was scheduled to include lunch and take place at Brenwood Lake Weddings in Stanley. Seating was limited to 150.
A new date for “Vision Page County” has not been announced.
Anyone who did not receive an invitation for the event may request one by contacting English Henry at [email protected]