We want to know what you think!

Tama is participating in the 2021 Community Visioning Program. Iowa State University is gathering information from community members to learn your opinions on how to improve the community’s landscape through transportation enhancements. The goal of this project is to develop a landscape plan that illustrates the vision of Tama. Your input is an important part of this process and your ideas about community design and enhancement are valuable to the Tama visioning committee.

Join us for virtual focus groups

In this participatory assessment, we want to find out which factors and conditions affect transportation use in Tama, where these factors and conditions are most prevalent, and how they influence route and transportation choices locally. Because residents have the best knowledge of how Tama’s transportation system works, we use focused, small-group conversations, mapping, and photos of the best and worst to understand local transportation. We conduct focus groups with a variety of user types, including parents, youth, older adults, people with mobility issues, and active recreationists, to identify factors that affect transportation use. We will be conducting virtual focus groups with these user types on Saturday, March 20, the following times:

Residents from Tama and Toledo are invited to register for the following focus groups:

Saturday, April 10, 10:30 am: Older Adults (65 years old and older)

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm: Parents – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thursday, April 15, 2:30 pm: Youth 12 and younger

TBD: Youth 13 and older

The deadline to sign up is noon on the day of your group’s discussion.

Because the focus groups are place based, we will be sharing a map on the screen during the discussion. If you would like to download a map of the community, click on the Map button below:

Youth Sign Up

Youth who want to participate in a focus group can sign up by clicking “Sign Up For Youth” below. In order to participate, youth must give digital written assent and their parents must give digital written parental consent. Assent and parental consent are included in the sign-up process.