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Walkerville Community Assessment Planned for November 30

Pentwater, MI – The Oceana Community Foundation, in partnership with Lake-Osceola State Bank and local Walkerville leaders, are conducting a Walkerville Community Assessment on November 30th. This assessment will be focused on the Village of Walkerville, Colfax Township, Leavitt Township, and surrounding areas. The Walkerville Community Assessment will provide everyone with the opportunity to develop a shared vision for the future – bring your enthusiasm and great ideas!

The assessment starts with a community tour with the consultant, then follows with a series of small group meetings with key stakeholders during the day and ends with an evening Town Hall meeting. The Town Hall meeting will be from 6:30-8:30pm at the Walkerville Wesleyan Church and is open to the public. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback regarding their community and to identify aspects of Walkerville they wish to protect and change.

The Foundation has already conducted three other community assessments in Shelby, Pentwater, and Hesperia and has observed excellent participation & great momentum towards mutual goals. The Foundation’s previous experience has shown that these assessments serve multiple purposes: resident engagement, results in shared goals and team building, informs government master plans, provides data and qualitative information to include in grant applications, and gives a community roadmap and starting point to assess their progress toward identified goals. We are all excited to see the impact the Walkerville Community Assessment will have in the future, and we hope to hear as many voices as we can!

The Oceana Community Foundation envisions an Oceana where everyone has access to resources to thrive. If you would like more information on the Walkerville Community Assessment, call our AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator Ceceilia Hopkins at 231-869-3377.