Economics, Community, and You
December 19, 2014
At this time of year when many hold dear the traditions of expressing gratitude for gifts received, and reciprocating with gifts to others, I am left thinking about the universality, across many faiths, of values embedded in these traditions.
Collaborations - Built over Time
December 4, 2014
Collaboration works when individuals representing various groups or agencies enjoy and trust working with each other. This trust does not occur overnight. It develops over time, perhaps working on a small project together and then increasing goals for a bigger project the next time
November 26, 2014
I guess it was the combination of a recent presentation by my colleague Liesel Dreisbach, as well as the Thanksgiving Season being upon us that reminded me of the importance of thanking those that serve in volunteer positions in the community.
Building Public Trust through Your Budget
November 21, 2014
As a citizen of a community, do you understand what your local governments provide you, and where they spend the money from the taxes that they collect from you? Citizens have grown increasingly apathetic towards government, and non-trusting of local officials, because they might not understand how the money is spent.
Community Economic Development – Are You Ready To Lead?
November 14, 2014
Is your community thinking about more jobs, more business, revitalizing your downtown? What’s your role in making that happen? Here’s one option: run for local government office.