The Village of Brookfield received an award yesterday for a float in the annual 4th of July parade to promote the Comprehensive Plan. Village staff suspect that this float could be the world’s first Comprehensive Plan float. It turned heads as it rolled down Grand Boulevard with a bicycle, a kayak on Salt Creek, a mini-park, a railroad and much more! Nearly one thousand postcards were passed out as well as many t-shirts and cozies, with the post cards providing an easy way for neighbors to get involved in the Comprehensive Plan. The postcards highlighted Brookfield’s Fourth of July parade from the past and encouraged neighbors to connect. A major goal of the Village’s Independence Day float was to bolster the community input into the Comprehensive Plan by including a survey at Kiwanis Park after the parade.
The Plan is almost half way done with the 18 month long process and in the end will result in a roadmap to make decisions for the Village in the next ten to fifteen years. Go to the Comprehensive Plan’s website to learn more or get involved by clicking the link below.
The Float won first prize for best new entry and Village staff are thrilled to see the support for the Plan and the enthusiasm for Brookfield’s future. Many thanks to Silver Creek Builders and Shane Dare for their contributions to the float. Enjoy the pictures below.