Envision LaGrange - A Community Conversation

In 2019 we collected information about LaGrange County's needs and the things we are successful at through listening tours. It has been an educational path for us as we move into 2021. We are thankful for Mark & Cheri Becker who facilitated the conversations. 

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Planning for The Future

Where is LaGrange County headed? What’s the vision for our future? Those are a few of the questions we sought to ask in 2019 as we spearheaded Envision LaGrange County, and embarked on a listening tour of the county.

Envision LaGrange, a project of the LaGrange County Community Foundation and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation encourages local residents to engage in a discussion about the future growth and prosperity of LaGrange County.

The project will help the Community Foundation better understand how they can serve the county and inform future funding decisions


"Planning is an important part of a community's development - it helps us identify who we are and what we want to be." - Octavia Yoder, Foundation Executive Director



The Community Foundation hosted six Community Conversations in 2019, seeking input from LaGrange County residents. The Community Conversations were open to the public and provide an opportunity for residents to share their voice about the needs in LaGrange County. Residents were encouraged to share personal stories about what is important to them, what they hope to see in LaGrange County, and what they believe to be significant challenges facing the county. 

"... improvements in utilities, this is digital age, faster internet..."

-Abe Jones

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