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Ready for Phase 2


Several months ago now, we asked you to participate in the Build a Better Grinnell effort by completing the 'Visioning Survey' to share your thoughts on how we can work collectively to make Grinnell a better place to live, learn, work and play. Boy, did you show up! We heard from hundreds of people chiming in with their ideas, challenges and opportunities. So now it's time for Phase 2! 


The project team has compiled the results and is now asking community members to rank the top needs. This new survey asks you to rank your top 7 issues from the list of needs generated from the initial surveying. The committee asks that you rank the issues that impact you most directly; not what you believe to be the perceived needs or desires of the community. This round of surveying is live now through the end of June, and we hope you will not only complete the survey but share it with people you know and ask them to do the same to ensure we have wide community representation. To participate in this phase, click HERE

The committee is also hosting six community engagement sessions throughout June where people are invited to come and learn about the data collected in the Community Vision Survey, how issues will be prioritized through community participation and how to get involved. Sessions will be held at Drake Community Library in the Caulkins Community Room on the following days: 

  • Thursday, June 1 12-1 PM
  • Friday, June 2: 5:15-6:15 PM
  • Saturday, June 3: 10-11 AM
  • Monday, June 5: 5-6 PM
  • Tuesday, June 13: 12-1 PM (food provided)
  • Thursday, June 22: 5-6 PM (food provided)


Future phases of the Build a Better Grinnell project will work to examine possible solutions to the prioritized issues (phase 2 survey) and develop working groups and action plans to address them. If you are interested in learning more about this project, you may visit the project website or simply reply here and we'll help get you connected. 


As a member of the steering committee, we appreciate your willingness to share your perspective to help ensure our community comes together to address opportunities. 

05/30/2023 3:27 PM |Add a comment
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