50 Discover Durant 2018 Imagine Durant www.bryancountytag.com 1305 N. Washington Ave. Durant, OK 580-271-1955 2911 University Blvd. Durant, OK 74701 Terry Cayton, Manger Cell: (580) 920-5509 Pager: (580) 931-1228 Fax: (580) 924-5448 Scheduling (580) 924-7030 (866) 924-7030 60711581 Imagine Durant is a partnership for envisioning the future of Durant through creating community dialogues followed by a phased plan of action. ID will revision the community of Durant by focusing on partnerships, civic engage- ment and the alignment of goals and vision shared by the different voices of the community. Imagine Durant is a community based initiative for creating a unified vision and the strategies to make it happen. Imagine Durant is responsible for the Master Trails Plan created in partnership with the National Park Service deemed the Nowa Oka trail which is a compre- hensive trail plan that connects the entire community. The group Durant Trails and Open Space was formed out of the trails com- mittee with the key focus of competing the plan. Imagine Durant also started the Magnolia Farmers Market and wrote the ordinance for Food Trucks to be accepted in town. During 2017 Imagine Durant finished the strategic plan and will be focusing on three main areas in 2018 including; learn- ing for all citizens, a healthy connected culture, and a thriving and vibrant com- munity. Committees are being formed to create reading programs, support after school programs, transportation needs, housing, and workforce development. To keep up with Imagine Durant fol- low them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/imagineourdurant or www.imagin- edurant.org. Presenting the strategic plan for Imagine Durant to the Durant City Council is Kara Byrd, executive director of Imagine Durant, accompanied by Duane Merideth, super- intendent of schools; Gary Batton, chief of the Choctaw Nation; and Sean Burrage, president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.