Harpers Ferry/Vision for Our Future to host "community conversation" sessions

A community-wide planning initiative is scheduled to kick off its visioning project to establish a baseline of Harpers Ferry residents' dreams and needs. Harpers Ferry/Vision for Our Future will host six “community conversation” sessions in April and May to address key issues related to strengths and weaknesses, goals and achievements for the community.
Those "community conversations" will begin Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Harpers Ferry City Hall, with the remainder of the meetings scheduled as follows:
• Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall
• Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall
• Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall
• Monday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Tillinghast Memorial Library
• Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Harpers Ferry City Hall.
In addition to the community conversations, Harpers Ferry Mayor Jerry Valley will host a dinner June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Harpers Ferry City Hall to discuss the meeting results. “I think this is a way for Harpers Ferry to really focus on its future,” said Valley. “This will bring everyone to the table to begin planning ways to make Harpers Ferry a better place to work, live and play.”
Community members who cannot attend a conversation session are invited to visit www.harpersferryboosterclub.com to share their opinion through a brief survey. The effort is part of a larger community-wide visioning project sponsored by the Allamakee County Community Foundation and the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative.
To learn more about Harpers Ferry/Vision for Our Future, call community coordinator Theresa Gallagher at 563-380-2111. The Allamakee County Community Foundation was formed in 2005 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. For more information, visit http://www.dbqfoundation.org/ACCF.