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Ellis County ‘Strategic Doing’ continues June 18

Friday, May 25th, 2018


Ellis County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 18, at The Press Restaurant in the Hadley Center, 230 East 8th Street, Hays. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources.

This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into eight areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These areas include:

  • Becoming a more open, welcoming and inclusive community.
  • Distribution of social service information in a like environment.
  • Filling youth activity gaps in the community.
  • Business development, including recruitment, retention and economic development.
  • Effective transportation in the region for people, roads, and medical access across cities/towns and counties.
  • Education initiatives and communication.
  • Helping senior citizens become self-sufficient.
  • Retention of graduating students, both from high schools and secondary education, including university, technical schools and professional academies.

Hosted in partnership with the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Strategic Doing aims to guide Ellis County residents through the process of prioritizing, planning and implementing sustainable county-wide community improvement projects identified by community members at-large. Projects and ideas that develop from these meetings will be eligible to apply for funding through the Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund at Heartland Community Foundation or directly to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Sandy Jacobs at 785-621-4090 or