July Crew Member Council was at the normal meeting area in Huntington, WV and it was a beautiful day. It opened with Brandon Dennison instilling in people words of encouragement. Every Crew Member Council is always centered around how crew members are finding and unlocking their full potential, power and purpose.
“Care for yourself, so you can care for others. Coalfield is bigger than any one self.” – Brandon Dennison
The activity after the morning announcements was around Creative Placemaking. Crew members crowded around in groups to brainstorm across different enterprises to find out the best way to make their community better, magnify the impact, and find out the long-term improvements they can create across Appalachia together.
Creative Placemaking is an evolving field of practice that intentionally leverages the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place.