The Design Committee educates others about good design, providing design advice, as well as planning, organizing, and developing projects. Their goal is to improve the design & beautification within Meredith's village. Recently GMP was awarded the 2019 Lakes Region Planning Commission’s Award of Excellence for the ”Archie Statue." The award recognizes organizations with exciting and innovative projects that have been successfully conceived and implemented in a community over the last year.
The Design Committee 2018 Signature Project was the creation and dedication of the “Archie” statue on August 9, 2018, in celebration of Meredith’s 250th Anniversary. Created by sculptor, Valery Mahuchy, of Bethlehem, NH, the “Archie” statue, placed on Main Street in Community Park, commemorates Meredith resident and artist, the late Bob Montana. The GMP Design Committee received the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Civic Pride Award for the “Archie" statue. The Civic Pride Award is presented to an organization in recognition of civic projects that have been of significant benefit to the Meredith area community.
Architect Chris Williams, Jim McFarlin, chair of the "Archie" Committee and Bill Gartner are credited with bringing the project to completion. Congratulations to the GMP Design Committee for their efforts and to all who donated to this project.
The Design Committee provides design advice and plans, organizes and develops projects. It also focused on the following in 2018: In cooperation with the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department, it improved walking trails in Swasey Park; continued progress on the Ledge Beautification Project along a portion of Daniel Webster Highway; installed new landscaping at the GMP sign at the intersection of Route 104 and Daniel Webster Highway; improved plantings, landscaping and beautification along DWH in conjunction with NH DOT’s road and pedestrian improvements.
Sub-Committee - Beautification
Library, Community Center, & Round-about gardens; Ledge project; Tree planting; Window boxes, Landscaping design, etc.
Chris Williams - Chair
Chris Williams - Co-Chair
Bill Gartner - Co-Chair
Sandy Sullivan - Secretary
Swasey Park encompasses over 7 acres within the town of Meredith along the shores of Lake Waukewan and the Swasey Canal.
Our vision was to establish a year-round nature program, encourage passive recreation and provide alternative access to downtown via the historic Swasey Canal.