Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.
Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 100 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future.
Using this positive approach improves community engagement and produces more effective planning and decision making by working with local residents. Placing residents in the center and involving them from the beginning leads to better ideas and reduces surprises and opposition when plans are presented for approval.
Using a variety of interactive tools and face to face engagement, Heart & Soul captures residents' stories to form statements that represent what matters to all those that live, work, and play in your town. Using these unique statements, ideas for action are identified and incorporated into Action plans for the future. Those plans are then implemented by municipal leaders, residents, or organized groups.
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