This group will be convening with all relevant agencies and stakeholders to identify key related challenges and to ensure short-term and long-term cross-sector plans are agreed upon and implemented.
This group was initially charged with fundraising the match dollars required by the Knight Foundation grant (noted in the approved MOU and City resolution). All fund-raising goals have been fully met as of December 2021 and are currently funding all planning activities. The group is now developing a framework for the fund development strategy related to capital, operational and maintenance needs.
This group is responsible for casting the net broadly to create awareness of the project and engage residents in the Underdeck’s development. A full engagement strategy has been launched and will continue through the summer of 2022. A monthly newsletter and website will be launched beginning in March, monthly community meetings will be held through the Summer of 2022, and stakeholders will have regular monthly opportunities to inform and engage with the Underdeck Committee Working Groups.
Naming/Branding – Over the last two months community meetings, focus groups, surveys, and interviews have been conducted to gather input from our community. Two engagement and marketing firms, Kivvit and Circle of One have been brought on board to support this process. A Creative Brief will be developed inclusive of potential names for the Underdeck or Open Space Area. These potential names will be shared with the community and further input will refine the final recommendations that will be considered by the Underdeck Executive Committee. The final selected name is subject to the approval of the City Commission.
This group has researched best practices on governance of public spaces and has been reviewing various governance structures nationally and locally. They are currently working on recommendations that would inform the governance of the public space. These recommendations will inform future bylaws.
Alan Fein is a Shareholder in Stearns Weaver Miller’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors. For over three decades, Alan has successfully handled complex business litigation in South Florida and in the leading business courts in the nation, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and the District of Columbia. At the same time, he has developed one of the region’s most vibrant sports law practices, and brought vision and leadership to a number of community leadership roles.