The City, the Bainbridge Island Chamber, the Downtown Association and other community partners are inviting Bainbridge residents and business owners to help create a toolkit to tell the Bainbridge Island story far and wide.

In this podcast, Kellie Stickney of the City and Rex Oliver, President and CEO of the Chamber, explain the upcoming 3-day creative process.

Consultants Arnett Muldrow Associates will help community members develop a Bainbridge brand that can be used for the purpose of economic development, inviting visitors, and enhancing community cohesion. They earned kudos for similar projects in WA communities like Gig Harbor, Ellensburg, Wenatchee and Port Orchard.

You can get involved by taking a brief online survey and then attend public input meeting on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and the outcomes “reveal” on Thursday from 6:30 to 8pm. Each is at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA).

After some additional weeks for refinement, Arnett and Muldrow will provide, for example:

  • A logo and tagline for the City and initiative partners
  • Logo designs for events and organizations
  • Custom banner designs
  • Coordinated wayfinding sign designs
  • Cover designs  for visitor guides, etc.
  • Web page skin concepts
  • Ad templates and concepts
  • Photography
  • Style guide

According to the City’s Community Engagement Specialist Kellie Stickney, “This process is about bringing the community together to speak in one voice in a way that will create increased collaboration and enhanced economic opportunities for local businesses.” Kellie mentions that it’s a timely project to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the local vote to create an island-wide city. 

For more information on the community identity process contact Kellie Stickney, Community Engagement Specialist by email.

Credits: BCB host: Reed Price; BCB editor and publisher: Barry Peters.