Community Heart & Soul: A Blueprint for Building Successful Small Towns

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5 November, 2014

4pm - 5pm Eastern

After nearly a decade of listening, learning, refining, and listening some more, with staff on the ground in small towns in New England and the Rocky Mountain West, the Orton Family Foundation is ready to share their field-tested method that leads to stronger towns.

The Community Heart & Soul™ Field Guide, spells out step-by-step how to inspire residents to shape the future of their communities, based on what matters most to them.

Whether you are a city planner, elected official, or a resident concerned about your town’s future, the Field Guide can help start the conversation about strengthening the social, cultural and economic vibrancy of your town.

In this free webinar, you'll hear from Orton Executive Director David Leckey on how Heart & Soul leads to real, positive change, and Alece Montez-Griego, director of programs, with an overview of the method. Plus Mike Bestor, city manager, Golden, Colorado, and Delilah Poupore, executive director of Heart of Biddeford, Biddeford, Maine, on how Heart & Soul matters in their towns, with time for Q&A!

  • Intro to Community Heart & Soul: Orton Family Foundation Executive Director David Leckey on how discovering what matters most in a community leads to real, positive change.
  • Get to Know the Field Guide: A brief overview of the field-tested method with Alece Montez-Griego, programs director at Orton.
  • Heart & Soul—Steering change: Mike Bestor, city manager, Golden, Colorado and Delilah Poupore, executive director Heart of Biddeford, Biddeford, Maine discuss how Heart & Soul transformed their towns.
  • Q&A with questions from the audience.

The first 50 to sign up receive a free, bound copy of the Community Heart & Soul™ Field Guide.

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Can't wait to get started? Download a copy of the Field Guide now!

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