Neighborhood Checklist

By Deborah Moreno, Heart & Soul Coordinator

Galesburg's population is roughly 32,000. I wish there were a bus that could fit 16,000 Galesburg residents--half the population--so we could conduct a giant drive-about bus tour. We'd do "half-sies." Those who live on the north side of town would explore the south, and vice versa. But there isn't a bus that large. Instead, Galesburg On Track has created a Virtual Bus Tour. Included here is a list of the neighborhoods that our leadership team visited and the questionnaire we used. The Galesburg On Track leadership team asks you to tour a neighborhood you've never visited or haven't ventured into for a while. Tour alone or with friends. Stay in your car or walk around. Break out of your own personal space a little, your comfort zone. Then, let us know how it went. By doing so, you will contribute to our democratic conversation. Write to us, send an email, or post your observations on our Facebook page. We want to hear your ideas, impressions, and suggestions. Or, if you'd rather, send photos and video. We are excited to offer this virtual and interactive tour. Galesburg is made of great people who are passionate, able, and hope for more. Now is the time to get on board and help us become a more perfect community--one person at a time. Download the questionnaire here.