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January 2022

~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University     What does it mean to live and belong to a community? By definition, belonging to a community requires an affinity for that community and having the qualities that afford you membership in that community. Those qualities align with basic community capitals: social, …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)     The New Year represents the opportunity for people to make resolutions and envision what the year might bring. We have dispensed with the resolutions for Purdue Extension’s Community …
~by Steve Yoder Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension    If you are like me, you appreciate meetings where it feels like the group “got something done” by the time it adjourned. On the other hand, meetings where it feels like the group didn’t really do much–where you wonder if the whole thing could have …
Daniel Walker
~by Daniel Walker Senior Community Planning Extension Specialist   Since its adaptation by a subcommittee of the Purdue Land Use Team in 2019, the ACP-IN Signature Program has completed four successful sessions in collaboration with more than 15 ANR and CD educators. Over 120 members of local government boards and commissions, planning staff, and interested …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer November 29, 2021   What will be the effect of the COVID recession on the property taxes that fund Indiana local governments? I’ve been thinking and writing about the possibilities for a year and a half. Now we have enough data to answer that question. No spoilers, though. Let’s consider what …