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 2014 Sustainable Communities Workshop

​The 9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop focused on “Growing Healthy, Resilient and Prosperous Communities".
Our expert speakers provided up-to-date information on community strategies and resources, including concrete action we all can take. 
Residents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations gathered to learn through information-rich sessions and panel discussions. Community solutions shared included:
  • Improved health
  • Access to local, healthy food
  • Community actions that address resiliency
  • Business choices for community prosperity

This year, workshop attendees were given a "What do you want in your Sustainable Community?" sticker to fill out and wear as an opportunity to share ideas with other people. See the Speaker/Presentation page for what attendees wanted in their Sustainable Community.

Growing a healthy, prosperous, and resilient community requires participation from everyone to identify and implement innovative and appropriate solutions that support community needs.

Attendees participated in afternoon facilitated discussion groups on the four workshop topics. Thoughts and ideas on how we can grow and sustain a healthy, resilient and prosperous community were shared and voted upon. See the Speaker/Presentation page for final results from the discussion groups.

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about the 2014 workshop:
“Excellent as usual."
"A great learning experience.”
“Really great workshop. Loved the Keynote  speaker.”
“Thanks for a great workshop! Met alot of great people!”

 Want information on the 2015 workshop?


Call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or email us at



 Past Sustainable Communities Workshops

2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop ~ "Investing in our Future"

2012 Sustainable Communities Workshop ~ "Innovation for the Future"

 Thank You to Our Workshop Organizing Partners


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