Glendive is pilot community for Main Street Montana Rural Partners Initiative

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney

Dawson Community College will be hosting two meetings the week of October 15 through 19 for community leaders and other stakeholders to discuss potential projects for the Main Street Montana Rural Partners Initiative. An initial meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. The ideas discussed at Tuesday’s meeting will be shared with Lt. Governor Cooney on Friday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Both meetings will be held in Room 144 at DCC.

The Main Street Montana Rural Partners Initiative focuses on empowering small towns in Montana to stay ahead by supporting their efforts and ensuring economic opportunities are shared throughout the state. The Initiative will engage in new partnerships to bridge resource and capacity gaps and address challenges unique to rural Montana. The Initiative cannot provide financial assistance, but is an attempt to build synergy across rural communities to help share ideas, resources, and opportunities.

Glendive has been selected as a pilot community for the Initiative, and Friday’s meeting is an opportunity for Glendive’s business, civic, and community leaders to share current projects and community improvement plans with Lt. Governor Cooney and his staff.

In order to maximize time spent in discussion with the Lt. Governor on Friday, the Tuesday meeting is an opportunity for Glendive’s leaders and other stakeholders to create a list of projects or goals the different entities in town are working towards. These ideas will be organized and then presented to the Lt. Governor on Friday.

For more information on the Main Street Montana Rural Partners Initiative and the Oct. 16 and 19 planning meetings, please contact Kathleen O’Leary, DCC Special Liaison to the President, at 406-989-0788 or koleary@dawson.edu.

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