Community Conversations

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Community Conversations is a community listening project coordinated by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. In 2017, more than 1,000 participants identified five priority areas: housing, mental health/substance use, safety, transportation, workforce/financial stability. Since then, The Community Foundation devoted more than $5.7 million toward these priorities. This year, we’re going back to the community for more ideas about these specific topics.

Community Conversations will be held all across Hancock County August 9-15 and October 10-14, 2022. Everyone is welcome to be a part of a conversation. It’s important that as many voices as possible are heard to make this a true community effort.

Be a Part of the Conversation

Gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or coworkers and host a conversation. This is your chance to have your voice heard on important social issues in our community.

Conversations typically take between 60 and 90 minutes.

Attend a Conversation

You're welcome to attend any of the public conversations held around Hancock County.

Thursday, August 11 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arcadia Lions Community Center
RSVP to Judy Pusateri

Wednesday, August 10 - 6-8 p.m.
Hull's Trace Wine and Gathering House
RSVP to Lauren Etler

Monday, August 15 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Old Mill Stream Center at the fairgrounds
Register Here

Saturday, August 20 - 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Community Center
RSVP to Mayor Marcie Moon

Mt. Blanchard
Wednesday, August 10 - 6-8 p.m.
Hurricane Park
RSVP to Jackie Porcello

Mt. Cory
Tuesday, August 9 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Community Center
RSVP to April Holland

Thursday, August 11 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Depot
RSVP to April Holland

Van Buren
Thursday, August 18 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Van Buren High School
RSVP to Kathy McGrain

Thursday, August 18 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Community Center
RSVP to Nikki Smith

A second Findlay conversation as well as Liberty-Benton and McComb conversations will take place in October.

Help Wanted

Help us coordinate these conversations by being a facilitator or note taker.