GROW SD Receives Grant for Sisseton Master Plan
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The South Dakota Community Foundation recently awarded GROW South Dakota a grant to be used in leading a master planning process for Sisseton, SD. The grant will enable Grow SD to coach and facilitate meetings resulting in a community-inspired vision for Sisseton.
Lori Moen, GROW SD Chief Operating Officer, stated that “the master plan will be a guide as they develop a community wide vision. This tool will combine the visions and existing goals into one platform.” The process will involve large and small group meetings that will identify the challenges and solutions for the priorities of Sisseton. These objectives will be incorporated into the plan. A Core Group will guide the process and keep the focus groups on task. The final product will be a written Master Plan that will provide a direction and communication strategy for the community at large. This tool will provide current and future leaders a community-based guide for policies, activities, and planning.
Moen anticipates another outcome besides the completion of a Master Plan, “I anticipate throughout this process a communication strategy will evolve where access to reliable information about the community regarding event planning, economic development, housing, downtown revitalization efforts, arts and culture, recreation, civic updates or education will be streamlined.”
Planning for the initial community meeting is under way, and announcements are forthcoming. Watch local news; GROW SD’s website (www.growsd.org) and Facebook page
For more information about GROW South Dakota’s housing and business development programs and services, please visit our website at www.growsd.org or call (605) 698-7654.
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