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Greene County Residents Brainstorm Rural Center Action Plan

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Greene County residents brainstorm community strengths with Jane Rogan, the center's Sustaining Hoosier Communities Director. (Brock Turner, WTIU/WFIU News)

About three dozen Greene County residents attended a brainstorming session Wednesday night to talk about the area’s strengths and ways they might partner with  Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement.

The university announced the partnership with Greene County last week.

The goal of IU’s Rural Engagement Center is to help communities in six focus areas that include health and wellness, quality of place, and educational attainment. 

Linton mayor John Wilkes says he’s excited to welcome outside help into his community.

"The more that you can work with a region, the more resources you have that you can pool and pull together," Wilkes says.

Planning will take place throughout the semester with the first projects beginning next school year. 

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