Community Report

Since 2016, Vibrant Communities has championed placemaking and quality-of-place initiatives as a vital component to drive economic development and growth, build community pride, and attract and retain talent. Community feedback resulted in a 77-item Action Agenda.

This Report to the Community summarizes everything that has been accomplished in Elkhart County in the areas of placemaking and quality of place as of Spring 2019.

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From the Report


The Vibrant Communities movement in Elkhart County has demonstrated its value and worth to the community. Since 2016, Elkhart County residents have accepted the importance of quality of place, contributing in meaningful and tangible ways to placemaking initiatives and helping launch an initial set of high-value projects in all our communities. We are in a strong position to build on this momentum and accelerate the impact of these initial investments.

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