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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On the Blog
To continue our focus on Arts and Culture, we invited Monica Koechlein, Executive Director of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, to share her thoughts on arts and youth. Here is her take on the subject: It happens all the time. I'm asked what makes Wayne County so...
Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum recently spoke at the Chamber’s State of the Community event on the arts. It was so good, we asked to reprint his thoughts as we discuss another of our focus areas (Arts and Culture) this month. He shares:...