The Bicentennial Agenda, the vision, is comprised of input from four primary sources:
- Foundational elements, including past ideas, plans, initiatives and programs; many of which are already being implemented throughout the Indianapolis Community.
- Proof points from research, data, studies and surveys.
- Community input, including that from nearly 200 volunteer community leaders and over 100,000 people from across Marion County who contributed through events, online feedback, focus groups, social media, and a host of other engagement vehicles.
- Key stakeholders who provided expertise and strategic direction at key milestones and throughout the planning process.
The Bicentennial Agenda describes the community’s collective vision. It focuses on the Indianapolis community’s collective ability to make life better for residents and business owners today and in the near future. It describes what Indianapolis-Marion County can become. This Agenda educates anyone that is interested in Indianapolis becoming a better place about why cities, like Indianapolis, work the way they do. Not only is it intended to inspire execution of the remaining elements of GIPC’s Bicentennial Plan and technical city planning documents that fall under the larger Plan 2020 umbrella, it answers the question, “Why should we implement the Plan 2020 initiative?”