The Save Your.Town organization is coming to our town Tuesday September 29th as part of the statewide Reimagining Rural Virtual Gathering series. This session’s speakers are Becky McCray and Deb Brown, founders of Save Your.Town.
Becky and Deb are small town enthusiasts and believe small towns can be saved by their own people using their own resources, and will introduce their “idea friendly” approach to community work that will energize local folks into trying new ideas. “We need to be more open to new ideas,” McCray said. “Iowa State University studied 99 small towns over 20 years and found that the communities that survived the best were the ones that were open to new ideas. And it makes sense. If you are open to new ideas, you can deal with new challenges.”
This virtual community gathering is open to all Phillips County residents. Join us Tuesday September 29, 2020 at the Phillips County Library Basement Meeting room, from 6-8pm. If more than 15 participants attend, please be prepared to wear a mask. For more information on how you can join the idea friendly conversation, contact PhillCo at 654-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Session Replay Available
If you missed the first session, where University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality’s Ben Winchester, shared his ‘brain gain’ research, you can find the replay link and presentation on the Re-Imagining Rural MT Facebook group. This is a private group, so you will need to join to view the presentation and download slides. Search Re-Imagining Rural MT on Facebook to find the group.
The three-part Reimagining Rural series is a collaborative effort between MSU Extension, Montana Community Foundation, the Governor’s Office on Economic Development and the Burton K. Wheeler Center at MSU. Twenty-four communities across the state are participating in this first-ever venture.
Download the flyer for the Reimagining Rural Session 2: Save Your.Town here.