The City of Frankenmuth along with the Chamber of Commerce, the Frankenmuth School District, Frankenmuth Township, and the Frankenmuth Community Foundation have partnered with the Orton Family Foundation to launch Community Heart & Soul. This initiative focuses on community engagement and conversations that help to alter the way residents interact with decision makers. Community Heart & Soul actively seeks the collective wisdom of all citizens, including those voices that are often missing, bringing people together to build a stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant community.
The Frankenmuth Community Foundation has also provided a grant to help fund the two year engagement process.
The Orton Family Foundation is focused on building stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America. Founded in Vermont in 1995, the foundation devoted more than a decade to working with small towns to develop a community development model that empowers residents to shape the future of their communities. Community Heart & Soul projects are underway across the country creating positive change that is resident-driven, recognizes the value in the unique character of each place, and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there.
Links to Resources
For a copy of the Community Heart & Soul workbook, please click HERE
For more information about Community Heart & Soul, please click HERE