- Strong civic leadership will positively affect the regions communities and individuals by identifying and solving community issues collectively, leading to a better quality of life for residents.
- Collaboration will link and leverage social and economic opportunities throughout the region.
- Economic development will result in a growing population. The region will be better prepared to manage economic realities in the future.
- Increased sense of community will lead to success in the region.
Civic leadership is about community. It’s all about individuals working together to identify and solve their communities’ needs and issues through engaged citizen efforts and organizations. Project 17 envisions a regional collaborative effort where more people are working together to improve the place we all call home. Through leadership development projects and free training, Project 17 is cultivating the next generation of civic leadership and building a future of economic prosperity. Benefits of civic leadership: