Project Updates
May 16, 2016

Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana Present in America’s Best Communities Competition

During the last week of April, semifinalists in the America's Best Communities contest traveled to Durham, North Carolina for the penultimate round of the competition. Two Planning NEXT clients–Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana–were…
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Project Updates
March 21, 2016

Will Valpo Go Viral?

Valparaiso, Indiana (Valpo) cannot get enough competitions. You've read about their ascension into the semi-finalist round of the America's Best Communities Competition, here, and the preparation for the Summit on April…
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Staff Activity
August 13, 2015

Valparaiso, Indiana prepares for “America’s Best Communities” competition

Valparaiso, Indiana has been selected as one of 50 communities designated as a quarterfinalist for the "America's Best Communities" competition sponsored by Frontier Communications and DISH Network, As part of…
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May 11, 2015

Visioning pays off for Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana

Congratulations to planning NEXT clients, Valparaiso and Madison, Indiana, which have each been selected as quarterfinalists in a nationwide competition to identify "America's Best Communities." The contest, sponsored by Frontier Communications and DISH…
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AwardsProject Updates
April 13, 2015

ValpoNEXT wins Award for Outstanding Public Outreach

The City of Valparaiso, Indiana has won a Hoosier Planning Award from the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association for Outstanding Public Outreach. The award recognizes the ValpoNEXT Vision…
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ValpoNext Big Idea Workshop - From Valpo Life
Project Updates
March 4, 2014

ValpoNext seeks Big Ideas for Valparaiso

Over three nights in February, nearly 300 people braved sub-zero temperatures to share their big ideas for Valparaiso, Indiana. These Big Idea Workshops were the public kickoff for ValpoNext, a…
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Project Updates
January 7, 2014

Website launched to promote Valpo Next vision

Valparaiso is gearing up to start the public process for their community vision. A diverse 40-member citizen steering committee who's been working on a publicity and outreach campaign, conceived the…
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