Community Engagement Update DEC 2016

It’s hard to believe that the Community Briefing and Report Out was over a month and a half ago and now the holidays are upon us. 
On November 1st, we had our Community Briefing and Report Out and hope you were one of the many that were able to join us at the event. It took place at the KI Convention Center with about 125 in attendance. 
The presentation began with our Board President, Tim Weyenberg, who gave us an update on the BMO Harris grant and changes to membership on our growing Community Leadership Council. The Champions of each of the Outcome Teams, Nancy Armbrust, Brenda Warren, and Gary Lofquist,  gave an update on what their teams have accomplished to date and what they are passing on to the Action Teams. A very deserved thank you was given to the three Outcome Teams for all the effort they’ve put into the research and recommendations that will be passed on to the Action Teams. We also received an update on the formation of the Action Teams from Cristin Sullivan-Metzler and the recently updated Community Dashboard from Mary Klos. (You can find the updated data on our website then click on Dashboard.) The presentation was concluded by Adam Hardy giving us a look at what we’ve accomplished to date and a forward look to this next year. 
The presentation received many positive comments. Attendees said that it was informative and provided a better understanding of how far we’ve come since the inception of Achieve Brown County. We look forward to what we will be reporting at the next community briefing and are excited at the potential of what 2017 holds for us.