Joplin's Voice

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Vision Joplin 2022

What should Joplin be like in 5 years? Share your "SMART goals" (look it up) for: education, governance, health & wellness, job growth, community pride, and/or quality of life issues, as we work together to improve/grow our community!

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  1. Encourage Walkability and Bikeablity for ALL residents

    I would like to see Joplin improve the walkability and bikeablity of Downtown for all residents. Lets consider moving the designated truck route off of Main. Let's improve crosswalks and stop...
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    Dec 12, 2016 by Lori (5 points)

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  2. Strengthen Partnerships with Missouri Southern State University

    Simply put, the city needs to support Missouri Southern. Colleges and universities strengthen local economies. If the university does well, it will attract students from far and wide. That brings...
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    Dec 8, 2016 by Mike Madden (39 points)

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  3. A Science and Math Discovery Center

    A place where anyone can come to view and interact with Math and Science displays, activities, tutoring, and/or instruction. A fun place to LEARN other than a classroom setting.

    Dec 7, 2016 by Wendell Hart (60 points)

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  4. "We have a museum??" - Provide Additional Support to the Joplin Museum Complex

    Sorry I had to add another one. I often visit the Joplin Museum Complex when I return for the holiday breaks. When I tell people my plans, I often hear "Joplin has a museum???", even from people who...
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    Dec 26, 2016 by Mike Madden (39 points)

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  5. I would like to recommend a Creativity and Innovation Center.

    In my job as a Global Master Trainer for LEGO Education, I have traveled all over and have visited numerous science museums, schools, education service centers, business facilities and more that have...
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    Mar 1, 2017 by Kelly Reddin (5 points)

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  6. A downtown discovery center, supported b corporate sponsors, to provide a fun educational experience for locals and a destination place for out of towners.

    Take an available downtown building, do some basic renovation, and create a discovery center that will draw kids all week (field trips) and on weekends. This center would draw people from a 75 mile...
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    Jan 6, 2017 by Audie Dennis (25 points)

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  7. Get recycle pick up available to everyone, within and outside city limits. Joplin needs to do better trash management.

    I have lived in several other states and trash recycling is becoming the norm. Having recycling pick up, along with regular trash, will help save our environment. I live outside the city limits and...
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    Dec 15, 2016 by Karen (0 points)

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  8. Curbside Recycling For All

    Curbside recycling is becoming the norm across this country. Joplin needs to step up its efforts on environmental issues. I live outside the city limits and would like to see curbside recycling for...
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    Dec 15, 2016 by Karen (0 points)

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  9. Extend the Frisco trail?!

    A healthy community is a happy community. Why not extend the Frisco trail to the south of Joplin? Give people a new way to get outside and be active!! Perhaps get the community and school kids...
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    Dec 8, 2016 by A Ha (17 points)

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  10. More retirement/assisted living communities for middle/high income residents based on growing population of baby boomers.

    Please build more retirement/assisted living communities for middle/high income (not low income) residents based on Joplin's growing population of baby boomers. Places where you can start out w/...
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    Dec 8, 2016 by Barb Meade (20 points)

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  11. Improve the sidewalks and add humanness to roadways.

    When improving sidewalks, perhaps add trees (similar to what was accomplished between 4th and Main and 7th and Main) in order to beautify the city of Joplin.

    Jan 15, 2017 by A Ha (17 points)

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  12. Increase the number of parks/green spaces

    It would be great to have a park(s) on the east/southeast side of Joplin. If you look at a map of Joplin, the green spaces in town are limited to areas west of Rangeline and mostly north of 20th...
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    Jan 5, 2017 by jhatch21 (13 points)

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  13. Landreth Park sign at 4th & Murphy Blvd.

    Replace the old wood sign with one of the nice rock signs like all the other parks have. And I believe the north entrance already has.

    Jan 11, 2017 by Lea (0 points)

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  14. BIG swings; a 'play' area for seniors. A dance venue! We have none!

    Joplin doesn't provide opportunities for healthy seniors unless they want to run a race or go elbow to elbow at the Y. A place for exercise (huge swingsets), and a place to dance would be nice. There...
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    Jan 10, 2017 by Martha Haut (0 points)

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  15. To improve Joplin quality of life, I suggest building a centrally located city lake. The most obvious site would be on Murphy Boulevard Parkway.

    Build a tree-lined walking path around the lake and install Victorian-style lampposts for nighttime security. Build benches and picnic tables. The lake would be a gathering place for fishermen,...
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    Jan 10, 2017 by Gerard Attoun (0 points)

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  16. To improve Joplin quality of life, I suggest building a centrally located city lake. The most obvious site would be on Murphy Boulevard Parkway.

    Build a tree-lined walking path around the lake and install Victorian-style lampposts for nighttime security. Build benches and picnic tables. The lake would be a gathering place for fishermen,...
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    Jan 10, 2017 by Gerard Attoun (0 points)

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  17. Neighborhoods are where it's at!

    Develop neighborhood based identities (with signage) and assist the neighborhood with elements of knowing each other, helping each other, staying accountable to each other (including their own...
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    Jan 3, 2017 by Renee White (0 points)

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