Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Citizens meet to discuss community improvement


September 7, 2017

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Community members gathered twice this last month to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the community. The City of Kimball will use the information gathered to in a variety of ways.

The City of Kimball has set sights on becoming a Leadership Certified Community (LCC) and, to that end, two community meetings were hosted this past August in partnership with the State of Nebraska Economic Development.

Becoming an LCC allows bonus points for a community that can increase a community's chances of receiving state grant funding for Economic Development projects.

"Although bonus points for grants are a wonderful ad- dition and can assist with projects like Downtown Revi-talization, going through this process is a great internal "purge" process, Special Projects Coordinator Amy...

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