“ We need to build a passion for our community that becomes instilled in the people here.” “ We already have a community of 850 leaders- because they invested in staying here. Leadership is about enabling people to perform difficult tasks. We’ve enabled each other. We’ve worked through this because we’ve had the passion.”
Partnerships for Development Create a County Development Board with representation from all four sectors which will work to foster growth
Community Conversations Utilize the Public Square Steering Committee to actively engaged sector activities and coordinate community events
New Parks & Recreation Create a facility incorporating an indoor pool, fitness center, meeting rooms and office space for staff to implement a comprehensive cultural events program
“ Can Do” Attitude Use organizations from the four sectors to reinforce a “sense of community” and a “can do attitude”...
Youth Leadership Develop a program of youth & adults working together on leadership awareness & involvement, and have a visible youth presence in all planning sectors engaging as many youth as possible
The Sustainability Decision Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around . That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable . – Milton Friedman
What Does Sustainability Mean in Greensburg? “ We have learned that sustainability does not just mean green building. It is time and energy, lifestyle changes, and education, building relationships. This means we are focused not on right now or two years from now, but 20 years from now. We are planning for our grandchildren.”