Horizon action teams launch
At the Prairie Horizons Visioning Rally held on October 16, approximately one hundred interested individuals from Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Greencreek, and Keuterville met at Prairie Elementary School to create a vision for the future of our communities and identify some key strategic action areas to enhance in order to make this vision a reality. Last Wednesday, October 24, community members gathered again at Prairie Elementary School to form action teams to work on making our vision statement a reality.
Four action teams were formed to focus on a particular action area and provide leadership for the communities in that area. They will be working on building new networks within the communities and create projects that will help build a stronger, more vibrant future for our communities connected to the vision. The action teams are:
1. Welcome to the Prairie which will work on building community tourism and events, a community directory (already completed) and an inclusive and diverse culture. Co-chairs: Kathy Steinke and Dakota Wilson. Meeting: Monday, November 12th, 3:45 p.m., Monastery of St Gertrude (small dining room-come to the front entrance)
2. Intergenerational Relationships which will work on a youth leadership development system, community center, and retirement security for the elderly.
Co-chairs: Chinh Le Ostrander and Mary Uhlorn
Meeting: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m., Prairie Community Library
3. Economy which will work with agriculture, develope new business opportunities and land use. Co-chairs: Jeremy Ostrander and Tom Gehring
Meeting: Thursday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m., Keuterville Pub and Grub
4. Coordinating which will help all groups work together toward the vision by articulating the vision, reporting the progress and helping with collaboration between action teams and various community groups.
Co-chairs: To be decided.
Meeting: Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m., Monastery of St. Gertrude (small dining room-come to the front entrance)
For those who couldn’t attend the launch, which action team will you join? The four groups are available depending upon your area of interest and talents. Please call Katie Cooper at 962-3224 as soon as possible and let her know which group and meeting you plan to attend. You can also call her if you have any questions.