Blueprint Communities program trains leaders in the tough, long-term work of revitalization

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    More than ribbon-cutting… the Blueprint Communities initiative trains community leaders.

    What does it take to turn a community around?  Revitalization work is certainly more than just ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Every new bike path, main street project, or historic rehab likely represents stacks of paperwork and years of planning.

    The Blueprint Communities initiative is designed to train leaders to do the tough, long-term work of revitalization. The training spans almost a year and includes sessions on everything from how to attract businesses and recruit volunteers, to how to write grant proposals. The ultimate goal is to create a strong “core team” of leadership and a long-term strategic plan.

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