Montgomery County Community Conversations

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 will be gathering information from these conversations and putting it into a comprehensive public report, to be given to Crawfordsville and Montgomery County government, state officials, and local business and community leaders. The report will be released in May 2015.

This community conversation is 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

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