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Posted to County News on June 30, 2017 at 2:44 PM by Jennifer Ambrose
From January through March 2017, MSU Extension facilitated civic forums across Lenawee County to gather input from residents to shape a countywide strategic plan. Forums took place in Blissfield, Cambridge, Hudson, Adrian, Tecumseh, and Morenci. Almost 250 Lenawee County residents attended these forums and provided valuable input. Over 150 students attended a special forum for high school students, and an additional two forums gathered input specifically from college students, one each at Siena Heights University and Jackson College.
Participants at each forum took part in facilitated discussions that asked them to identify Lenawee County’s strengths, as well as challenges facing the county and its residents. They then brainstormed possible opportunities to enhance those strengths or address the challenges. Finally, facilitators asked participants to envision their ideal future for Lenawee County and describe what would be different about it.
Based on the feedback from the community, the following priority areas have been identified. The intent would be for each priority area to identify several things that can be accomplished in the short-term (12-24 months) and long-term (24-48 months). Each group would have at least one liaison from the One Lenawee Steering Committee. Timelines and action plans would be developed by each priority area.
Tag(s): vision, community