Danville, VA - Phyllis Bickford's son owns a sports apparel shop in Downtown Danville and she has been hoping to see change in the area.
"We would love to see Danville have the lights outside where families could come and walk through the city and just enjoy and visit all the little shops," said Bickford.
Across the street from her son's store, a new organization will give residents just like Phyllis the chance to be heard.
IdeaList is designed to be a public forum for community development.
City Councilman Lee Vogler is one of the leaders on the new project.
"I think people are looking for an avenue to express their ideas and to have kind of a setting where they can implement change and implement something positive," he said.
You just fill out a worksheet with your ideas and let their team help you put the plan in motion.
"I think anytime we can get citizens involved we encourage it and it's a great thing. We're just 9 people on a council so the more good ideas we can hear, the better," said Vogler.
Any ideas for encouraging growth will be welcome and Danville residents are already excited about the changes they want to see.
"I would go there and try and submit my ideas and listen to what other people have to say. I think it would be a good thing to use," said Danville resident Chris Williams.
IdeaList opens September 15 on Main Street, and they are operating on donations.
Visit their website to find out how you can get involved.