Letter: Plan to attend community survey review forum

To the editor:

Your readers have much to celebrate and be thankful for when it comes to our community and the assets we have. To name a few: our award-winning schools; our parks, lakes, rivers, wildlife and forestland; our arts, history and culture; our dedicated public servants; our beautiful public library and so many more.

To face current and future community challenges requires the recognition that our assets, sustainable economic development, strong motivated leadership and investment in the quality of life are all interwoven.

The HCI (Hometown Collaboration Initiative) has created an opportunity to reach across socioeconomics and span generations to make decisions about Brown County’s growth and development as a community.

Community development does not happen all at once. It requires prioritization, an action plan and implementation.

In December, HCI launched an online survey asking community members to prioritize what area of development was most important to them: the economy, leadership or quality of life.

On March 7, HCI will host a forum to review the survey results. It will be held in Brown County Intermediate School’s gymnasium from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

I would ask your readers to plan on being a part of this process and RSVP by March 3 at browncountyhci.com. Click on “Attend Forum” from the homepage.

With immeasurable gratitude,

JoAnne Himebaugh, HCI team member

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