In 2015, United Way of Porter County, in collaboration with One Region, The Times Media Co. and Lake Area United Way, conducted 55 community conversations in Porter County. Nearly 300 Porter County residents attended kitchen-table style conversations. The result was 7 priority areas:
- Youth and education
- Livable wage
- Drug-free community
- Diverse and inclusive community
- Highly engaged community
In 2016, we went deeper on the topics to discover the potential reasons why these rose to the top. The results are available here.
In 2017, we're continuing the conversation. Organizations and communities interested in hosting a community conversation please submit an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Let’s Talk Community initiative represents our passion to better understand the community’s aspirations through public knowledge and insight in order to work toward a better tomorrow.