Quincy Revitalization Project Action Plan Finalized

A joint federal grant to revitalize Quincy is gaining progress as an action plan was presented to the board of supervisors this month. The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) planning assistance program helps small communities like Quincy identify strategies to grow the outdoor recreation economy and revitalize Main Streets. Together the Sierra butte trail stewardship, Quincy chamber of commerce and other Local organizations applied for the grant opportunity in 2019, becoming one of the 25 selected cities across the nation to receive the grant.

Nova Collinson, with the Sierra Butte Trail Stewardship, shared with the supervisors the funds would bring in revitalizing main street, offer economic opportunities for the community an businesses, as well as enhance access to the outdoors. A two-day workshop held in June resulted in the organization’s five specific goals: Support the recreation infrastructure needed, Travel cooperation extended to other areas in the county, revitalization of Downtown Quincy and enhance connectivity, bring Business and economic development, as well as Workforce housing.

The board unanimously supported the project as the action plan will require a collaborative and cohesive effort to accomplish the goals set forth. Quarterly reports will be presented to the board on the progress of each action, along with establishing an RERC planning board to hold monthly community meetings to welcome community input, as well as a yearly workshop each June.