Elkhart County, IN
A robust engagement program
A robust engagement program was designed in collaboration with a 36-member steering committee representing interests throughout the county. They helped to execute a word-of-mouth outreach effort to support the publicity campaign to raise awareness and engage the community.
The Action Agenda will emerge through a series of community conversations and targeted focus groups. The process Kickoff Event held in the City of Elkhart in late January, 2016, brought more than 650 people together who pledged to stay involved and help craft the final agenda.
Goshen High School Senior, José Chiquito, thanks Kickoff Event participants on behalf of his generation.
Over 650 people seated in small groups discussed ways to improve their communities at the Kickoff Event.
“Thank you so much for a very successful event last Tuesday. All I can say is ‘WOW!’ Everyone is buzzing about the energy, ideas and excited about the next step. This was a HOME RUN! That’s the term I’ve heard over and over.”
Diana Lawson, Steering Committee Co-Chair
January 26, 2016