The Merriam City Council approved the recommendation of the Steering Committee at the April 11, 2016 mouncil meeting entering into an agreement with Pros Consulting to begin the Facilities Master Plan process. The City sought proposals from experienced firms who would be able to conduct a comprehensive facilities master plan for the City-owned Irene B. French Community Center (IBFCC) and the Merriam Aquatic Center (MAC). The plan will create a road map for ensuring an appropriate balance of facilities and amenities throughout the community now and into the future. This system-wide approach will evaluate current recreational facilities and amenities in order to develop goals, policies, program pricing methodology and guidelines to develop achievable strategies. The Master Plan that will be created from this work effort will be heavily used as a resource for future development and/or redevelopment of the city’s existing facilities over the next five years.