Big Sky Community Week

October 3-7, 2022

Most are familiar with the old saying “the world is run by those who show up”  – but where do you show up?
This year the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Big Sky Resort Area District are teaming up to bring you Community Week 2022 – an “a la carte” menu of community engagement.

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Featuring new and familiar events with a mix of formal and informal, virtual and in-person, geared to keep citizens informed and engaged.

The richness of our community comes from our connectedness, and this is your chance to really plug in where you want.  Choose your own adventure – show up to the conversations that matter most to you.

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GOVERNMENT

Choose the “Government” track
to gain a deeper understanding of how elected officials in our region use the tools at their disposal to build a thoughtful community.

VOTER EDUCATION
MONDAY, OCT. 3 @ 5:00 PM | Buck’s T-4
One of the most valuable ways to engage in your community is by electing officials who align with your vision for your region. Inform your upcoming vote by learning about the issues on the ballot & meet the candidates for the November elections.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT WORK: FALL COMMISSION/BSRAD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 @ 9:00 AM | The Wilson Hotel
Big Sky’s locally elected officials (Big Sky Resort Area District, Gallatin County Commissioners, & Madison County Commissioners) meet bi-annually to act & focus on the most important topic – YOUR community.

2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY EXPO
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 @ 3:00 pm | The Wilson Hotel
This showcase of community-driven organizations helps those wondering – how does Big Sky work? Stop at booths & learn a little or take deep dive with representatives from community organizations in a walkable expo format.

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BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Choose the “Boots on the Ground” track
to learn how to plug in and help the people and organizations that make Big Sky the community we love.

COFFEE with COMMUNITY LEADERS
TUESDAY, OCT. 4 @ 8:00 AM | Big Sky Visitor Center
Join the discussion with this casual opportunity to network & engage with the leaders of the community organizations working to make Big Sky Better Together.

2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY EXPO
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 @ 3:00 pm | The Wilson Hotel
This showcase of community-driven organizations helps those wondering – how does Big Sky work? Stop at booths & learn a little or take deep dive with representatives from community organizations in a walkable expo format.

LPHS Homecoming Parade
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 @ 6:00 pm | Town Center
Following the Expo, make your way to Town Center & show your Bighorn pride at the Homecoming parade.

COFFEE with COMMUNITY LEADERS
THURSDAY, OCT. 6 @ 8:00 AM | Big Sky Visitor Center
Join the discussion with this casual opportunity to network & engage with the leaders of the community organizations working to make Big Sky Better Together.

VOLUNTEER BIG SKY
FRIDAY, OCT. 7 @ 9:00 am | Len Hill Park
The community of Big Sky certainly has some of the most committed and generous citizens with big hearts for important volunteer projects. To participate, sign up at the Community Expo, day-of at the event, or contact Emily Burke at emily.burke@yellowstoneclub.com.

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BIG IDEAS

Choose the “Big Ideas” track
to engage with public and private partners as they tackle some of Big Sky’s current challenges and opportunities.

LUNCH & LEARN: OUR BIG SKY IMPLEMENTATION
MONDAY, OCT. 3 @ 12:00 PM | The Wilson Hotel
Learn about the implementation of the “Our Big Sky Community Vision & Strategy” by joining community leaders serving in coordination of plan strategies, initiatives, & projects.

PANEL DISCUSSION: WATER SUPPLY
TUESDAY, OCT. 4 @ 12:00 PM | Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88174553145)
The water we drink is a necessity of life & helps nourish our spectacular natural landscape. Learn more about the data being used to conserve & plan around this critical resource in this virtual discussion.

PANEL DISCUSSION: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
TUESDAY, OCT. 4 @ 2:00 PM | Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89739696780)
2022 faced Montanans with unique & unprecedented natural disasters, ranging from floods to fires. Hear from the team that works day in & day out to keep Big Sky safe & well prepared for emergencies in this virtual discussion.

2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY EXPO
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 @ 3:00 pm | The Wilson Hotel
This showcase of community-driven organizations helps those wondering – how does Big Sky work? Stop at booths & learn a little or take deep dive with representatives from community organizations in a walkable expo format.

PANEL DISCUSSION: TRANSPORTATION
THURSDAY, OCT. 6 @ 12:00 PM | Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89330670174)
Learn more from transportation experts & how they are working to improve the operation of the Big Sky transportation system in this virtual discussion.

PANEL DISCUSSION: HOUSING
THURSDAY, OCT. 6 @ 2:00 PM | Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505643008)
The housing initiatives your community leaders are embarking upon are becoming models of public & private partnerships. Join experts to peel back the layers of this complex issue in this virtual discussion.

5TH ANNUAL BUILDERS FORUM & ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
THURSDAY, OCT. 6 @ 5:30 PM | Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Engage in thoughtful dialogue with key private & public organizations charting the future of development in Big Sky with presentations from Lone Mountain Land Company, Big Sky Resort, & others, as well as, a deep dive into the story our economics in Big Sky tells, with a report from the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District.

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