Are you working to bring energy into your community? Do you want to see more people in your downtown spaces? Are there a number of local craftspeople, artists, farmers, and other entrepreneurs in your region that you’d like to bring together?
For the past two years, The Hub has collaborated with hundreds of West Virginians to identify critical needs and opportunities for the community development field in the state. We have heard clearly through this process about the need for an aligned, collaborative network to tie together the people in West Virginia who are building up strong communities across the state.
The newly forming Community Collaborative Network will support people working in community development (both in volunteer and professional roles) in a multitude of ways, including:
The Community Collaborative Network is being built by and for West Virginians who want to make a positive difference in their communities.
A major milestone towards building the foundations of this network was identifying a Steering Committee, and we are excited to announce a committee has been elected and had their inaugural meeting in April! The Network is so lucky to have these people with such unique backgrounds from all over the state.
The committee is eager to take the feedback and frameworks that have been built by West Virginians over the past two years to the next level. Their main goals for this next year will be around defining organizational structure and clarifying strategies for the Network. Most of this work will be in the background, but we will be sure to reach out for input and guidance, and with opportunities to connect once we get rolling.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me, Kaycie Stushek, at email@example.com.
We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new program at The Hub! Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreation Economies (DARRE) is a three-year initiative to build local economies in West Virginia.
The Hub’s Executive Director, Stephanie Tyree, was one of five national leaders who participated in a public roundtable discussion hosted by Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm.