You’re invited to a community input meeting for the Reimagination of the Ocoee Whitewater Center. The Forest Service has contracted with experts in public engagement, recreation planning, and landscape architecture to connect the agency with the public’s vision for the next chapter of the Ocoee Whitewater Center. The University of Georgia’s Institute of Government has been gathering input through public engagement, focus groups, and surveys for the past couple of months. Representatives from UGA will be on hand to share some of the preliminary response input, along with US Forest Service personnel. Experts from Studio Outside, a landscape architecture firm leading recreation planning, whitewater course design, interpretive design, and architecture will also be available. Their goal is to incorporate all the public input into creative visions for the site based on collective goals and community values. Everyone is invited to attend and share their thoughts and ideas in the planning process. The session will be held in the cafeteria of Polk County High School October 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.