A presumption might be made that Williams College is anxious for the Mount Greylock building project to get to a stage where the institution can step up and make a one-time gift toward construction. Why that presumption? Because the college’s vice president of public affairs is now very publicly encouraging people to take an interest in the planning process.
Here’s a message Jim Kolesar has been sending to folks around town by email – encouraging them to find and become a “member” of a Facebook Groups page which is about the building-project planning. Here’s the link:
In one 24-hour period, at least a dozen or so people responded to Kolesar’s request to become “members” of the Facebook page, which appears to consist of updates about the planning process and links to news reports about the school.
Kolesar wrote in one email:
I’m taking a second to point out to you, as someone I know is interested in Mount Greylock's building project, that perhaps the best way to stay informed about it, and about the decisions that voters in town will have to make, is to join this Facebook page.
Whether you’re a heavy or light user of Facebook (I’m a super light one) and whether you currently lean for or against the project or are undecided, this site is an unobtrusive way to stay abreast of developments, to learn of public meetings at which you can give input and ask questions, and to be informed about the votes that are to come.
I’m among those who believe that for both educational and economic reasons it’s important to our community that some kind of building project for the school take place, so I’m eager to help local residents feel that they can make informed decisions about it.
The building-project is being lco-chaired by Paula Consolini, who is director of Williams’ Center for Learning in Action – an office which connects students with community services and projects. She’s also on the Mount Greylock Regional School District board.