Is there a feeling that a single-town approach will leave key constituencies out of the equation?
Does your planned regional approach include several non-profit service and citizen groups that have traditionally spanned town boundaries?
Would a coalition of towns likely foster enhanced collaboration and cooperation - OR deepen negative competitive tendencies?
Are there existing cross-town collaborations upon which to build?
Are there important individuals outside of the single-town “core” municipality (often the service center for the region) who would be valuable to the Age-Friendly, Lifelong Community organizing team?
How do the municipal governing structures function – as a single/dominant entity? Several towns with a fiercely competitive relationship? Contiguous towns with cooperative municipal structures? Or something else?
If the relationship is not friendly and productive, is your Age-Friendly, Lifelong Community prepared to develop innovative operating procedures and embark on a rigorous campaign to improve relationships and construct inclusive measures?
If your municipal structures are not strong or lack depth, can you foresee your AFC functioning on the strength of the non-profit service organizations and volunteer supports?