News Archive

January 2017

The Purdue Extension Local Government group has made a New Year’s Resolution to read A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States by Joan Youngman. Published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, this book delves into everything to do with the property tax from history to components …
For ten years, I have been teaching grant writing workshops in Indiana. In that time, I have met very few people who actually set out to become grant writers. It is just not something that little children dream of being. Yet, regardless of whether someone set out to become a teacher, a police officer, a …
Economic leaders drawn from a six-county region will be crafting a plan designed to build on the region’s economic strengths and serve as the blueprint for updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, last completed in 2012, according to a press release from Purdue University. The plan will center around fostering regional vitality …
Purdue Extension’s new Conservation through Community Leadership (CCL) program is now accepting applications for the inaugural community action planning meetings. This new program guides community groups, boards, and commissions through facilitated action planning sessions to support locally driven natural resource management strategies and policy. Community groups participating in the program identify issues of concern and …
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community Affairs (OCRA) announced on January 18, 2017 that the Town of Bremen, as well as Crawford County, have been welcomed into the Indiana Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI). To date, fourteen communities across the State of Indiana have joined this community capacity-building initiative. “Our recent …
This article was adapted from the Wabash Plain Dealer Members of the community came together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to discuss diversity at the “Navigating Differences” workshop at Living Well Winchester Center in Wabash. Wabash County Purdue Extension Educator Teresa Witkoske and Purdue Extension Educator Steve Yoder facilitated the morning workshop. …
A Purdue program for small businesses was recently featured on WLFI News. The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF) provides multi-generational family businesses with research-based business management resources aimed at improving personal leadership performance and driving operational growth. “The initiative is all about helping family businesses think about how to manage better,” Maria Marshall said. “If you …