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Third ‘Strategic Doing’ to be held February 15

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Saline County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 15, at the Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe Ave., Salina. The meeting will focus on advancing the top community improvement projects identified by residents in December. Groups will provide an update on their projects and receive peer feedback on ways to move the projects forward.

At the December session, residents reviewed the list of ideas compiled at the first meeting and narrowed it down to nine priority areas. These included adult education and employment training; affordable housing; a pre-school for the Ell-Saline school district; early child services; environmental education; local foods; community marketing and branding; mental health services; a nonprofit incubator; and public transportation.

Working groups rallied around each priority area to begin assessing opportunities and setting attainable goals that would achieve the biggest impact. Groups were instructed to meet individually before all reconvene on February 15.

Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Greater Salina Community Foundation, this is the third in a series of open community meetings aimed at guiding Saline County residents through the process of prioritizing, planning and implementing sustainable community improvement projects. Projects and ideas that develop from these meetings will be eligible to apply for funding from Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund at the Greater Salina Community Foundation or directly to the Hansen Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at

Anyone interested in joining a working group should call Brandee Mayginnes, director of grants and scholarships, at 785-823-1800, to connect with the group leader.