Tag Archives: visionary leadership

Why Vote on Tuesday? Reason #2

After months of picking apart the hard work of Allegheny Together, Town Center Associates, and the Bellevue Streetscape design plan, Allegheny County has labelled Bellevue as “hard to work with”. Micro-managing has taken its toll on the people that were hired to do a very specific job. Bellevue legislators gathered and presented out-dated information from […]

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Your Borough Knows Better: A Reflection of the September 2013 Regular Council Meeting, by Tom Fodi

Last Tuesday’s Regular Bellevue Council meeting maintained an all too common theme in our borough – “Your council knows better than you!” Though I don’t often take advantage of the opportunity to speak up during the public contribution portion of the meeting, I decided to take five minutes to speak my mind on Tuesday. I’m […]

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REACTIVE vs. PROACTIVE Leadership: Part 2 of ?? by Danina DiBattista

The purpose of this blog series is to begin a conversation about the shifts we hope to see in the soon to be seated newly elected leaders of Bellevue, PA, a shift away from reactive leadership to that with a more proactive approach to governing. Though our community must still decide the outcome of some […]

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Visions of What Could Be, Bennington, VT, by Danina DiBattista

On a recent trip to Central New Hampshire, we passed through a few awesome little towns. Bennington, VT was a town that I fell in love with. It had great charm, an awesome business district, and we were just so happened to stop by on their annual “Midnight Madness” event: a yearly celebration of local […]

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Bellevue Walkability/Livability Report

Back in 2011, the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute in cooperation with AARP conducted a workshop in Bellevue and Avalon called the ¬†“Active Living Workshop”¬†which resulted in a 105 page document entitled the “Active Living Workshop: Summary of Events, Findings, and Recommendations” (click the title of the document to download a copy of the report […]

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