White Cliff -Why a Partnership
of Senior and Arts Groups?
By James A. Van Altvorst
September 21, 2006
Why are the seniors and the arts organizations working together
on the White Cliff Center Project? The simple answer is "synergy",
the benefit we enjoy when things working together produce an
effect greater than the sum of their individual effects.
White Cliff Center synergy begins with enhanced potential to
develop the funding necessary to renovate the building. Propositions
1 and 2 will not provide all the money necessary to complete
the renovation or to maintain and operate the building over the
long term. Grants will be necessary to develop a full design
and construction funding package. The partnership adds dimension
and credibility to the project that will enable the community
to attract the required grant funds. Further, the individual
organizations will each pay rents that will offset a major share
of the cost of operating and maintaining White Cliff Center.
The combined resources of all partners, working together in the
White Cliff Center, make this project feasible and possible,
something not possible if the organizations were not working
together for the project.
But, the benefits of the partnership go far beyond funding for
construction and for annual operation and maintenance. The partnership
between Ketchikan Senior Services, Ketchikan Theater Ballet,
First City Players and the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities
Council represents community in the broadest and best sense.
As neighbors in the building, each partner will benefit from
the others activities. By working together in the White Cliff
Center, the senior and arts partners delivering their individual
programs and services will produce an effect greater than the
sum of their individual effects. The people they serve will
benefit directly; programs will improve and diversify. Through
such synergy we will all benefit!
Please join a broad cross section of Ketchikan's voters on October
3 who will be taking an important step toward building a better
Ketchikan. Vote YES on Ballot Propositions 1 and 2 on October
James A. Van Altvorst
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "At-large member of the White Cliff Center Steering
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Proposition 1 - Sales Tax Increase:
For the full text of Ordinance No. 1403 click here
Proposition 2 - Bonds: For
the full text of Ordinance No. 1404 click here
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