City of Smithville Think Tank Application

City of Smithville Community Visioning Project Application for Think Tank Participation

Applications due by 1 May, 2019

The Future Think Tank will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The workshop will be held 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Smithville High School, 645 S Commercial Ave, Smithville.

The Think Tank will bring together a group of selected key stakeholders with a broad diversity of knowledge and experience in Smithville. The Think Tank is based on scenario-based strategic planning – a process that has been used successfully in locations across North America, Europe and elsewhere in the world.

The future ThinkTank workshop content will include:

  • Determination of how “future ready” Smithville is
  • A review of important global, national and local trends and the impact on Smithville
  • Formulation of the different plausible scenario ‘spaces’ and development of detailed narratives and descriptions of each scenario
  • Examination of the impact and consequences of each scenario on various aspects of community and economic development in Smithville
  • Identification of the preferred future and critical actions steps to achieve the preferred future
  • The Think Tank will explore how Smithville could change over time, depending on how a few major themes played out.
  • Potential action steps moving forward

The Smithville Future Think Tank will serve as the starting point for a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to further shape Smithville’s Community Vision.

Ideal candidates to apply to attend the Think Tank will be:

  • forward thinking and positive,
  • have a willingness to share knowledge and experience of Smithville
  • and be committed to attending and actively participating through the duration of the Think Tank.


It is important that selected applicants are aware of the visioning process to successfully participate in the Think Tank.


All information contained on this application is subject to public disclosure and will be reviewed by public officials.

More Information

For more information about the City of Smithville Community Visioning project, please contact:

Nickie Lee, Assistant City Administrator
City of Smithville
107 W. Main St
Smithville, MO 64089
Tel: 816.532.3897