WHAT IS FORWARD WAYNE COUNTY?
Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that serves as a catalyst for change in Wayne County, Indiana. We are also a community development arm of the Wayne County Foundation.
Our role as backbone support is a critical condition for collective impact. In fact, the lack of a strong backbone is the number one reason that collective impact initiatives fail.
Our goal is to support a county-wide collective effort to attract, develop, and retain a highly competitive workforce to meet the current and future needs of our area businesses and industries.
Wondering what Collective Impact is? Don’t worry, we wrote all about it in our article, Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County.
Measuring what matters, this information helps decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities.
Improving our environment, neighborhoods, and the quality of life for our Wayne County residents.
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2023 Chamber Career Fair
This month, we asked Melissa Vance, President and CEO of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, to share her thoughts on Employability. Learn about this year's Chamber Career Fair and more below: If you experience the winter blues in February, we have an excellent...
Wellness Resources in Wayne County
The health and wellness of Wayne County's residents is one of Forward Wayne County's main focus areas. There are a wealth of wellness resources across the county dedicated to making Wayne County as healthy as it can be! Wayne County Health Department The Wayne County...