Block Party in the ‘Burg is a collaboration among Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR), JMU, and the City of Harrisonburg during orientation week to welcome, expose, and integrate 5,000 new students — and new members of the Harrisonburg community — to their new home. HDR and the JMU Orientation Office are aware of and wish to address concerns among members of the business community about Block Party in the ‘Burg. It is HDR’s mission to advocate for downtown businesses. And, JMU searches for opportunities to be a good partner with local organizations of every kind. So, in concert, HDR and JMU are proposing to overhaul Block Party to better meet our goals.
Please read the proposal and share your thoughts with us through a survey.