I dont have but just afew minutes to write. I am a new community organizer in my town. I have been working with the tourism board for a few years, and did some work on the fair boar, and started out with the cham. of commerce, which we no longer have.
The town i live in has a pop. of 1000 and one red light! The county has about 16,000 people and the center is 40 miles away from any collage or walmart or even a liquor store. We are a draw heavy christian run community. Not that they all act christian, but they claim it.
Our community is falling into drugs and poverty more and more each year. The community never was a rich comminuty, but jobs are scarce and most are on some kind of government assistance. The best paying job are at least 40 miles away and demand 12 hour days. With the commute, the people with any money dont have time to spend it. They sure dont spend it here at home, but go to surrounding counties with wal-marts and finer dinning to spend.
We need help!!!
I personally live a lifesyle of enouraging positive thinking and am now about to start a club/ group/ something..... to stir up postivie thinking and brain storming to help my hometown!
I hope to find ideas and encourgment here.