Hosted by Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse
On February 28th and March 3rd, community members gathered for "THE NEXT MONTGOMERY COUNTY" Community Conversations on Quality of Place.
Both conversations revolved around the same issues, namely focusing on what types of improvements do we want to see in our community and how can we get there.
Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse gathered information from these conversations, analyzed the information, and created a comprehensive public report. The report can be accessed here. This report was presented on April 30 in a public presentation at the Will and Ginny Hays Center for Leadership and Community Development. The report has been sent to Crawfordsville and Montgomery County officials.
This community conversation was sponsored by a grant from the Indiana Humanities.
A Brief Overview of Our Efforts and Goals
Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Wabash College Rhetoric Department (consisting of Sara Drury, Jennifer Abbott, Jeff Drury, and Todd McDorman) sought to serve the local community by helping to facilitate productive conversations about tough issues. This resulted in a community conversation on substance abuse, attended by more than 100 people. The organization of community conversations is now run through Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse, an initiative at Wabash College designed to stimulate productive conversations in communities about issues of concern.
This website captures the activities organized , including our reports of what was shared and learned at each event. It is our hope that these community meetings result in residents, officials, and organizations using the momentum and education produced to reduce substance abuse in Montgomery County.
For further information contact Sara Drury
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Director of Democracy and Public Discourse, Wabash College