Planner Andy will be making his debut at the Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights. Members of the city's Community Development team will be handing Andy out to kids in attendance at the festival in the Park at City Center. Take Andy with you to places in Woodstock that are special to you - snap a photo and email it to us at Staff will be using your photos as part of our long-range city plan update. Andy (and you) may show up on the city's social media or in plan documents and presentations. This will help us inform Council about what our next generation values most about Woodstock. In the days and weeks ahead, Woodstock Community Development will be identifying ways to partner with the Cherokee County School District as well so that Andy can visit some Woodstock classrooms.

According to the National Education Association, “the whole community has an essential role to play in the growth and development of its young people” and while parents and family members play a vital role in the life of the child, so too, does the entire community as whole. The Woodstock Community Development team wants to be a part of that growth. So if you see a kid snapping a picture with their new pal Andy, commend them for being a good citizen!