2012 Community Visioning Program applications available|
Members of the Tiffin visioning committee discuss the positive areas and opportunities in town as part of the community visioning process.
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa's
Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is accepting applications
for the 2012 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer
than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of
volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.
The Community Visioning Program integrates technical landscape planning and design
techniques with sustainable community action to empower local leaders through a
planning process that results in an enhancement plan that reflects the values
and identity of the community.
Communities selected to participate are required to contribute $2,000 toward
program implementation. In return, the visioning program provides professional
services valued at more than $60,000. Since 1996, 172 communities throughout
the state have benefited from the program.
The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in
partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and
Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit with a mission to plant and care for
trees and the environment by empowering people, building community, and
Communities interested in applying to the 2012 Community Visioning Program or
the Renewing Community Vision Program can download an application online.
Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30. Selections will be announced
Sandra Oberbroeckling, ISU Extension Community and Economic Development,
(515) 294-3721, email@example.com
Carole Teator, Trees Forever, (319) 373-0650, ext. 15, firstname.lastname@example.org