The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Council Chambers inside the Municipal Building.
This month, the meeting will focus upon updates from the champions about various projects in progress within the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups.
New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.
Two of the projects in progress are:
- “Little Shops” – an indoor Mercado experience, which expects to introduce a pilot project with interested vendors to test the concept Nov. 30 – Small Business Saturday – and again Dec. 7 – Winterfest weekend; and
- “Big Movie Posters” – a proposal to feature large posters of two of the historic Los Alamos movie theaters at or near their original downtown locations, similar to the Big House poster across from Romero Cabin at Central Park Square.
The group also will hear about a tentative pilot project being considered in 2020 to host a Food Truck Court near the White Rock Visitor Center and Bandelier bus shuttle stop, an idea that arose from Discoveries Action Team members in 2018. Staff from the Community Development Department will be available to give an update and answer questions.
These are just a few of the initiatives being driven by volunteers on either Place-Making (enhancing Los Alamos experiences) or Place-Marketing (promoting Los Alamos experiences) subgroups.
The Discoveries Action Team is open to all County residents, businesses and organizations. Members are “champions” for the brand which incorporates the mindset that Los Alamos is a place that cultivates curiosity and creates aha moments and is represented by the brandline “where discoveries are made”. They share a desire to improve Los Alamos amenities and offerings, and communicate these benefits to future residents, businesses and visitors.
The team meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month from at various locations.