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Residents from all backgrounds are invited to participate in a series of community conversations that will create deeper connections and strengthen our community. Roaring Fork Leadership is hosting a Community Conversation series for the Rural Action Project, a partnership between Colorado State University and communities across the state designed to help rural communities thrive. 

Community meetings will take place on February 21st and 28th, and March 7th, 2023, between 5:30pm-8pm at the Third Street Center, 520 S. 3rd Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. During the meetings, residents from the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley’s will have a chance to learn about ways to build robust rural communities and an opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas for creating a healthy community. By the end, residents will work together to develop and implement a local project to improve our community. 

“Civic building is one the best investments communities can make to support long-term resilience for a thriving community, ” said Patti Schmitt, Community Development Director for the Office of Engagement and Extension at Colorado State University.  “We have to invest in processes that bring community members together, help to create new and strengthen existing relationships, and build towards the vision we have for our local areas.”

During these conversations, community members will get to know one another and design a project that will create meaningful change for the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley’s. The Rural Action Project will honor local experiences and stakeholders and build on the things unique and special to our community. Everyone is invited!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 | Topic: Identifying Our Community Assets and Needs
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 | Topic: Telling Community Stories
  • Tuesday, Mar. 7 | Topic: Developing Community Projects

Please register below by February 20, 2023.

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