Downtown Lander pictured during a colorful sunset. (Ernie Over photo)
The WRDC, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Strong Towns, invites community leaders, business owners and residents to these presentations to learn more about keeping your community strong during lean times.
Information regarding each Strong Town presentation follows:
- Lander - Monday October 7 at 6 p.m.
Fremont County Library – Carnegie Hall
451 N 2nd St, Lander, WY
- Saratoga - Tuesday October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Platte Valley Community Center
210 West Elm Street, Saratoga WY
- Laramie - Wednesday October 9 at 6 p.m.
Historic Train Depot
1st and Kearney – Laramie WY (Depot Park)
- Douglas - Thursday October 10 at 6 p.m.
130 South 3rd Street Douglas WY
“These presentations are open to everyone at these locations and we hope to see as many people at these events as possible,” said Kim Porter, Wyoming Rural Development Council program manager. “During unstable times, it’s good to know there are resources available to keep your town moving forward.”
Strong Towns, based in Brainerd, Minn., is an organization that supports and promotes a model for growth that allows America’s towns to become financially strong and self-sufficient during times when typically their budgets are stretched thin and public funding resources have dwindled.
According to information provided by Strong Towns, the organization will cover ways communities can think differently about growth, thus thinking differently about accomplishing this growth by alternative methods and a more creative philosophy.
This approach ultimately requires a reorientation of emphasis and a renewed understanding of what it takes to build a town or a neighborhood. A Strong Towns approach emphasizes obtaining a higher return on existing infrastructure investments—making better use of that which we are already committed to publicly maintain.
About Strong Towns:
Strong Towns is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps America’s towns achieve financial strength and resiliency. For more information, please visit: www.strongtowns.org
About the Wyoming Rural Development Council:
The Wyoming Rural Development Council works with federal, state, regional and local governments, tribal governments, non-profits, and private sector individuals and organizations to assist with rural communities’ strategic planning and sustainability. For more information, please visit: www.wyomingrural.org.
About the Wyoming Business Council:
The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.