- Murfreesboro, TN
I need ideas. Since my wife and I moved to downtown Murfreesboro, I’ve noticed a few things: I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of fantastic stuff hidden here. I’ve met great neighbors and found some really amazing places to hang out. But I’ve also noticed that the community is experiencing some growing pains.
The biggest thing, though: there’s an apparent lack of passion in the community. Complaining and finger-pointing seem to be the most visible activity in the face of many problems. The older, old-guard leadership is doing the same tired things in response to the same old situations. No one seems to push for anything better.
I've started working with a few friends to find ways of promoting a vibrant community of creativity, collaboration, and collective joy in the downtown area. It's something we all—and many members of the community—want. But the question is, how do we do that?
Your ideas and insights would be greatly appreciated.