News Archive

February 2017

This post is a part of our Local Government book club series.  Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States by Joan Youngman.  This week’s post focuses on the first chapter of the book.  When I first started in my current position, I thought …
Helping Rural Counties Pursue Innovative Regional Economic Development Strategies – Call for Applications Now Open. USDA Rural Development Acting Indiana State Director Alan Krapf has announced Indiana has been approved to deliver Phase VII of the Stronger Economies Together (SET) Initiative. This effort is targeted to strengthen the capacity of communities/counties in rural America to work …
The Hometown Collaboration Initiative, an Initiative of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is accepting applications from communities or counties with a current population of 25,000 or fewer. “HCI provides smaller communities with the ability to make a difference,” said Bo Beaulieu, Purdue Center for Regional Development Director and Extension Community Development …
Purdue Extension’s Community Leadership Program offers participants the opportunity to make a difference in their home towns by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to serve in leadership roles.  As a Regional Educator in Community Development, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the program in several ways, including serving as the …
Tell City, Indiana, in Perry County sits by the Ohio River, 179 miles away from Indianapolis. However, after a project with the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI), Perry County is just one click from anywhere in the world. HCI targets Indiana communities that are committed to building on their existing assets. HCI has helped Perry County …