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Russell County Strategic Doing Meeting is October 6

Russell County Area Community Foundation
Russell County Area Community Foundation

Russell County residents are invited to participate in a Russell County Strategic Doing meeting on Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 PM at the Masonic Lodge at 115 East Wisconsin Street in Russell.

Groups met throughout the county in August and identified several areas they would like to work on, including Interstate 70 development and tourism, food self-sufficiency, health and well-being, and childcare and housing.

Ideas in these areas are important as Russell County dreams big, addresses community gaps and develops plans for change.

Strategic Doing is sponsored by the Russell County Area Community Foundation and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. The October 6 session will be facilitated by Betty Johnson to create a working plan for going forward. Plans can include a grant from RCACF, which is accepting grant applications through October 15.

Possible projects might include:

  • I-70 development and tourism: Post Rock Visitor Center, Energy Museum, dog park, economic and commercial development, amphitheater, billboards, Senator Bob Dole boyhood home promotion and plans to draw visitors to downtown Russell.
  • Food self-sufficiency, health and well-being: growing food locally, alleviating food deserts through creating community gardens, greenhouses and farmers markets, commodity distribution and attracting grocery stores, as well as promoting healthy activities.
  • Child care and housing issues.

If you are interested in working together on these issues, contact Angie Muller, RCACF Executive Director, for more information at rcacf@eaglecom.net.

(Information courtesy RCACF.)