In cooperation with Ball State's Indiana Communities Institute
the RCU Board of Directors identified FIVE INITIATIVES
crucial to the Long-Term Progress of Randolph County.
RCU's Role is to Energize and Facilitate the
ACTION COMMITTEES that are addressing these issues.
Each initiative offers a chance for feedback and engagement.
Concerns: A perception of "not enough to do" in a rural county and a general feeling of lack of progress in energizing 21st Century lifestyle. Health and fitness play an important role. Solutions are a blend of attitude, awareness and creatively structuring and communicating activities. MORE
Concern: Since the economic dislocations of the plant closing era, population trends and business activity in Randolph County have been flat. The Randolph County UNITED mission calls for new energy in attracting and retaining new enterprises. MORE
Concerns: Avaiable housing to meet current hiring needs, condition of neighborhoods because of aging or abandoned properties and long-term ability to meet the requirements of successful business or residential relocation. MORE
Concerns: to meet changing 21st Century marketplace demands, public schools must invest heavily in technology-focused education. Budgets often do not allow high-value curriculum adjustments. Solutions include community fund-raising and creativity in curriculum planning including intra-county cooperation. MORE
Concern: In the internet era, competitive access is critical for businesses, schools and organizations anywhere in the county. Solutions include constant monitoring of needs and active dialog with service providers. MORE
These challenges are real, and they require objective acceptance of the challenges and a shared feeling that we must work together toward solutions. Your feedback and ideas are important. There are multiple get-involved opportunities.
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We look forward to hearing your thoughts and your ideas about participation