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A Superintendent’s Perspective On Education

A Superintendent’s Perspective On Education

In the month of October, Forward Wayne County is focused on Education. We asked Andy Stover, Superintendent of the Western Wayne School Corporation, to share his thoughts on education and what being a superintendent means to him and his district.

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We Will Get Through This Together

We Will Get Through This Together

The Power of Hope It seems like only yesterday we were all gearing up for the new decade. We were excited about the 2020 Vision and as a community, Wayne County residents, we were ready to be done with bike paths, road construction, and winter weather. Then, without...

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Prioritizing Workforce Development

Prioritizing Workforce Development

At a recent Agbioscience Innovation Summit held in Indianapolis, a panel of experts discussed industry challenges: "What’s the key factor in a startup’s success? Employees. Why had a particular agbioscience company moved to Indiana? The people. What does a CEO think...

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Breaking News: Resident Opinions Needed

Breaking News: Resident Opinions Needed

WAYNE COUNTY, Indiana - Forward Wayne County asks for residents' opinions in county-wide survey designed to develop a comprehensive plan to improve local communities. Background:  Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that helps better align...

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Make Wayne County a Better Place in Five Minutes

Make Wayne County a Better Place in Five Minutes

"I can't find affordable daycare around here." "There are no jobs close to where I live.""I feel like nothing fun happens in our area." Do any of these statements resonate with you? Let's fix it! Forward Wayne County is developing a countywide plan to create more...

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Census 2020 & Wayne County

Census 2020 & Wayne County

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the 2020 Census in recent days, but most of that is coming from the country-wide perspective. What about here in Wayne County? We’re going to dive into some facts about the Decennial Census and why it matters to our hometown....

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How Muncie Did Community Redevelopment

How Muncie Did Community Redevelopment

One of the best ways of learning is to learn from others. Forward Wayne County did just that with a trip to Muncie, Indiana. While there, representatives visited two organizations that are doing fantastic work in the community. Their work spans from restoring and...

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Making Progress Through Collective Action!

Making Progress Through Collective Action!

The July Leadership Forum for Forward Wayne County was a huge success! Over 50 community stakeholders gathered, networked, and planned for continued change in Wayne County.  Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the strategic efforts of many different...

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Health and Wellness for a Strong Wayne County

Health and Wellness for a Strong Wayne County

Health and wellness are important to a single person, but also important to the community as a whole. When it comes to health or wellness, a lot of people only think about their own personal lifestyle and choices, and they usually don't consider the entire community's...

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Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County

Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County

Quick!  Think about the last experience you had with solving a significantly impactful problem.  Got that idea in your mind?  Did you work by yourself?  If you did, do you think it would have been easier to accomplish with others?  Maybe you...

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The ABCD Approach to Strengthen Wayne County

The ABCD Approach to Strengthen Wayne County

At a young age, we learn our ABC’s – a concept and learning system that sticks with us for our entire lives. This way of thinking and organizing ideas is still happening today. For example, Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a growing movement that realizes...

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