A lot of people hardly plan past what they’re going to do today, however, the City of High Point is planning its future out more than two decades and, as part of that effort, the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan initiative is starting to hold public events.

The initiative will include a number of public kick-off events, starting with a presentation by Anita Brown-Graham. She’s the professor and director of the ncIMPACT Initiative – a UNC School of Government program that, among other things, helps local governments in the planning process.

That event will be on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Engine Room on the second floor of The Lofts at Congdon Yards. The address is 400 W. English Road in High Point.

The event is free and open to the public. City officials describe the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan initiative as “a community-wide planning effort to create a stronger, more sustainable and vibrant city,” and they note that input from High Point residents is essential to coming up with a plan that reflects the vision and values of the city.

In the April 5 presentation, Brown-Graham will set the stage for upcoming public events by speaking about “demographic and occupational shifts and growth challenges in the state and Triad.”

High Point adopted its first comprehensive plan in 1928 and has had several since then, with various plans being adopted in 1947, 1958, and every decade after that up to the city’s current land use plan, which was adopted in April 2000.

City leaders say it’s “time to renew the community’s vision and craft a plan to achieve that vision.”

For more information on the High Point 2045 Comprehensive Plan, you can visit highpoint2045.org.