Do your residents and stakeholders feel engaged in their community? Do they feel heard and included? And how does their engagement translate into stronger organizations and programming?
On Oct. 1, from noon-1 p.m., Virginia Main Street is offering a free webinar focused on a researched and field tested civic engagement method to build, stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns – Community Heart & Soul.
The best way to build leaders and strengthen economies is to listen to and work closely with the people who live in the community. The Orton Family Foundation has developed a step-by-step process that proactively includes your community in making decisions and taking action to improve the place where you all live, work, learn and play. This process focuses on getting everyone involved in finding ways to protect, restore, or enhance their community identity – its heart and soul – over the long term.
Caitlyn Davison, Senior Associate of Programs and Marketing, Orton Family Foundation
Leanne Tingay, Senior Associate of Programs, Orton Family Foundation
Autumn Vogel, Community Development Coordinator, My Meadville (Heart & Soul Program)
Can’t join the live event? Register to receive the webinar recording.
“Through Heart & Soul we are finding common ground. Instead of being concerned about our differences, we are moving toward the things we meet on… The growth is going to be beautiful!”
~Annie Cooper, Community Volunteer, Essex, VT