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Community Champions -- Where Would Our Communities Be Without Them?

Date: 10/25/2012

Community Champions -- Where Would Our Communities Be Without Them?


Posted: October 25, 2012


There are a lot of research documents, case studies, and resources out there for communities to draw from, if they intend to become more vibrant. But not if there is no leader with the commitment and determination -- and the stamina -- to do it. What does this mean for your community?

Many community projects, like this one, take a decade or more to complete.

Many community projects, like this one, take a decade or more to complete.






"We are the champions, my friends;  we’ll keep on fighting until the end..."  is a line from a popular song of my youth.  I think of it today, as I begin to write my monthly blog, because it contains essential advice for any community that desires to succeed.


A number of years ago I had the great honor to serve as the Main Street Program Manager for the small-town, somewhat rural but growing community in Indiana County called Blairsville.  Before I got there as their non-profit, revitalization organization’s manager, they had started a visioning/strategic planning process for what the town could be 5, 10, or 15%2B years into the future.


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