Preparing Corning and students for our future . . .
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The Growing Corning Together committee has in the past few months determined the name of the group, created a logo, implemented a survey, and participated in Christmas in the Park. They are on the move and hold regular meetings. The group made a trip to Manila to learn how they are revitalizing their town before they even had a name for the committee. It’s a demonstration to what a group of caring and motivated people can do. Next, groups will be formed to tackle issues. If all their endeavors go as these past months have gone, there’s no telling what they will accomplish. I have to give Stewart Runsick a shout out, because he has organized this group and has contacts that are invaluable. If you don’t know Stewart, he is our Clay County Extension Service Agent and truly cares about our community. This group just doesn’t sit around and discuss ideas, although that step is vital to any progress, they follow through and DO. Anyone can join the group and be a part of revitalizing Corning.
When most think of any work to be done within a city, they often think the mayor and city council have to do it. We’ve seen in the past few months, it’s actually citizens that can make change happen. Residents’ concerns and voices have been heard in the past year on many issues. The municipal team can take care of ordinances, grants for projects and the city budget, etc., and we certainly need them; but the heart of the town is the people. It takes responsible and caring citizens to get things done.
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