Stanton kicks off 2022 Community Visioning Program

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Stanton is participating in the 2022 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. Community Visioning is a transportation enhancement planning process that serves Iowa communities under 10,000 in population.

The program helps community volunteers envision aesthetic and ecological improvements along roadsides and related landscapes by blending environmental stewardship with community improvement projects. Stanton is one of ten communities selected to participate in this award-winning program.

At its first two meetings, the Stanton visioning committee learned public involvement techniques that they will use in the visioning process to assess local resources and identify community needs. The information gathered will be used to develop a transportation concept plan.

The next step in the process will be a focus group workshop on Saturday, April 9th, from 9am-11am at Stanton Community Schools. Residents will be invited to share their ideas regarding transportation opportunities and needs in Stanton in a small group setting.

The workshop will consist of six focus groups for each of the following demographics: steering committee members, older adults (65 years old and older), those with limited mobility, active recreationists, parents, and children (6 years old and older). Each focus group will take approximately one hour.

To participate in one of the focus groups, go to www.communityvisioning.org/Stanton and click on “Public Input.”

For further information about participating in a focus group or the overall visioning process, please contact us:

 

Jenna Ramsey

Stanton Community Development Director

(712)829-7340

jramsey@fmtcnet.com

 

Brad Riphagen

Trees Forever Field Coordinator

(515)370-1291

briphagen@treesforever.org

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