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York County Development Corporation Wants Your Input

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) recently was notified a proposal to bring in Deb Brown with to York in March was chosen.  Deb with will give York residents and leaders the opportunity to experience a three day embedded community experience aimed to deliver actionable items based upon what the York community wants. Community development specialist Deb Brown is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant whose framework for community development has immediate actions.

Deb Brown said “No one is coming to save your town for you. No factory or big business is going to save you. No outside expert has the one right answer. It’s you. You are going to shift a few key behaviors away from bureaucracy and officials and toward the people. You’ll let go of old formal rules and organizations in order to empower everyone to play a small but meaningful role. You’ll focus more on tiny experiments by lots of people rather than a few big bets made by only a handful of official leaders. You’ll welcome all ideas, from all the people in your town. That’s who’s coming to save your town: all of you.”

The experience will involve Deb Brown, and a group of Nebraska leaders, joining residents and local leaders from March 18th to March 20, 2019. Using the Idea Friendly Platform the community will go through the process of Gathering Your Crown, Building Connections and Taking Small Steps.

Lisa Hurley, Executive Director will start scheduling a series of meetings with various groups ending in a public presentation on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in the evening. “This is your opportunity to be involved, at no cost. This opportunity was funded by anonymous donor.  If you would like to be involved, please reach out to me, and we will ensure you’re at a meeting” Hurley stated.

About Save Your Town

Becky McCray and Deb Brown are the co-founders of SaveYour.Town. Small towns thrive when they set themselves apart. They’ve joined forces to show you practical steps to help you shape a brighter future for your small town.

About York County Development Corporation

YCDC is a public-private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage quality economic growth in York County, Nebraska. YCDC works confidentially and offers unbiased, detailed, and customized information to clients for no fee. YCDC is the lead economic development organization in York County, Nebraska and utilizes a team approach to ensure access to all agencies and programs which can be of assistance to your project. To learn more about York County, visit Here you will find 360 VR videos where you can tour the community and all the area has to offer.

Category: Press Release, Community, Planning

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