Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You're Invited to the Beyond the Boundaries Listening Sessions

Dear Hoosier,
On behalf of Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), I would like to cordially invite you to participate in one of the "Beyond the Boundaries" listening sessions that will take place across the state. These town-hall style meetings will provide an opportunity for citizens to express their views on the needs of rural Indiana, as we work to update our priorities. The listening sessions are another example of how we are renewing the state's commitment to rural Indiana. A similar effort in 2005 brought together a broad-based group of rural-serving organizations to address issues identified by rural residents and helped determine the priorities of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).

Led by OCRA, the initiative again will include a number of partners: the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC), Hoosier Energy, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT), Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED), Indiana Association of Regional Councils (IARC), Indiana Economic Development Association, Inc. (IEDA), Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA), and Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA).

Registration for all events will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the listening sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. All times are local. Closest to Dearborn County is:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Batesville Public Library
131 N. Walnut St.
Batesville, IN 47006

I hope that you will join us at one or more of the sessions. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Bethany Jamison at or 317.233.3762. Thank you for assisting us in making rural Indiana a better place to work and live.

David TerrellExecutive Director

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