Governor’s Office of Rural Prosperity Tours
The State will kick off the “Office of Rural Prosperity Listening Tour” on June 17, visiting 12 rural communities across the state to gain citizen input. Lt. Governor Rogers will head up the community visits and listening sessions. Because the Lt. Governor strongly believes this initiative must be grass-roots driven, he and others will meet with local leaders to spend the day touring their communities and hearing about the tools they use and the initiatives they’ve created that allow them to thrive.
This will be followed by public listening sessions in the evening designed to give Kansans the opportunity to share their thoughts directly with the Lt. Governor during a 90-minute facilitated conversation. Dates and towns are: Nickerson June 17; Atchison, June 20; Colby, June 24; Phillipsburg, June 25; Winfield, July 8; Lindsborg, July 10; Garnett, July 22; Independence July 23; Ulysses, July 30; Concordia August 1; Sabetha August 5; and Dodge City August 7.
These sessions (most starting at 5:30 or 6 p.m.) will begin with brief opening remarks, and attendants will then be divided into small facilitated groups to answer three questions:
1.How do we define prosperity – what does in mean in your community?
2.What has the community done well to prosper?
3.What barriers or roadblocks stand in the way of future prosperity?
For more details on each session, including exact location of the listening sessions and registration details, visit www.ruralkanprosper.ks.gov.