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On June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., two workshops – “Keeping the Community Informed” and “Organizational Development Overview” – will be offered to the Clarion community as part of the Blueprint Communities initiative.

The first session will provide tips on how all within the community can help spread the word about this initiative, which is designed to revitalize Main Street, Clarion.  The second workshop will address how community members should organize themselves in preparation for the Blueprint Communities strategy.

The workshops, which will be conducted by Pennsylvania Downtown Center field outreach specialists Rick Viglione and Stefan Klosowski, will be held in rooms 250-252 of the Gemmell Student Complex, Clarion University. Refreshments will be provided.

This training is part of the Blueprint Communities initiative, which – over the next several years – will engage local residents and businesses in developing a clear vision and strategic plan for change in Clarion; work to develop stronger local leadership; and attract investments to build a healthier, sustainable community.

Community assessment survey 

There is still time to complete the assessment survey.  Clarion Borough invites all who work, sleep, eat, shop, study, worship or own businesses or properties in its community to share their views about the town.  Go to www.padowntown.org/pdc-testing/perceptions to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is Friday, June 27, 2014.

Free parking information for this activity

From Wood Street:  Take Wood Street at the entrance of Clarion University (the intersection where Wendy’s is located), turn right onto Wilson Avenue and turn right onto Payne Street. Once you are on Payne Street, free parking is available in the lot to your left and Gemmell is located on the right.

From Greenville Avenue:  At the intersection where Wendy’s is located, go south on Greenville Avenue, make a left onto Corbett Street, a left onto Wilson Avenue and a left onto Payne Street. Once you are on Payne Street, free parking is available in the lot to your left and Gemmell is located on the right.

This community effort is in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

Published
6/16/2014 8:28 PM

Community training as part of Blueprint Communities initiative scheduled for June 30