Master Plan Being Developed for the Lewis & Clark Commemoration - 2/7/00
The Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission has set in motion a detailed process to generate a statewide master plan by mid-summer of this year highlighting how the state will commemorate the 200-year anniversary of the famous expedition.
Commission Executive Director Clint Blackwood said that the state Commission has hired The Hingston Roach Group, after an extensive search, to help it gather information and develop the master plan for the Bicentennial.
"This will be both a vision document as well as a general road map of how Montana will provide a total Lewis and Clark commemorative experience that all of us can take pride in," Blackwood said.
In addition to working closely with the state Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, The Hingston Roach Group, headquartered in Grangeville, ID, will gather information from Montana Native American tribal representatives, communities, regional bicentennial organizations, and local, state and federal organizations.
The outline for the planning process includes marketing strategies, endorsements criteria, state and community events, legacies, education, Native American perspectives and participation, public agency involvement and community organization and related networks.