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South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan Press Conference

June 3, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


CONTACT: Paula Downs, Project Director, Sustainable Communities Planning, 316-978-6678, Paula.downs@wichita.edu

Wichita State University Asks For Community Input for Future Public Investments

Citizens in South Central Kansas asked to voice opinions about making better neighborhoods and communities

WICHITA, KANSAS – What do you think makes a great community? That’s what community leaders want to know. To help answer that question, Wichita State University, on behalf of Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP), is distributing 30,000 citizen surveys to randomly-selected homes throughout the five-county area: Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties. Survey participants will be able to voice their views on job creation, business retention, housing needs, access to quality health service, regional cooperation, water quality and supply, infrastructure maintenance, and any other concerns about the region. The survey is part of a three-year planning process to develop The South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan.

Sedgwick County Commissioner Tim Norton and Harvey County Administrator John Waltner will speak at a press conference regarding the community survey on:

Press Conference

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. CST

WSU Marcus Welcome Center, Clark Room

The speakers will discuss the importance of citizens completing and returning the survey and how community input will shape future public investment decisions for the region.

Wichita State University will be administering the citizen survey to test the alternatives and strategies developed through the planning effort. The results of the survey will be used to ensure that the issues and strategies are on track. The South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan is a way to think about how we 2

can make our neighborhoods and communities better in the years ahead. The plan will identify short and long term ideas for making the economy stronger and improving opportunities for all residents.

REAP is a council of local governments comprised of 29 cities and counties in South Central Kansas. These local governments have voluntarily joined together to guide state and national actions that affect economic development in the region and to adopt joint actions among member governments that enhance the regional economy.

Additional information about the prosperity plan can be found at www.thinktomorrowtoday.org. For survey-related questions, contact Corinne Bannon, Wichita State University at 316-978-6538. 


June 3, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


WSU, Marcus Welcome Center
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, 67260 United States
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