July, 2015
Heartland Visioning Welcomes Jeanie Wulfkuhle

Heartland Visioning is happy to announce that Jeanie Wulfkuhle has joined our team as of May 18th. Jeanie will serve as our Executive Assistant, for 20 hours per week, working daily from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Jeanie comes to us after ten successful years as the Program Administrator/Education Program Specialist with the Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas. She has considerable expertise and is already utilizing them to compile all of our survey data from Heartland Visioning's Community Engagements with the library. If you have not attended a summer engagement please do so at one of the events listed here. 


When you see Jeanie at our meetings be sure to welcome her to our team!

Neighborhood Health Update

"What we measure, we improve," says the old adage.The City of Topeka has been measuring the health of Topeka neighborhoods since 2000 and the most updated data has just been released. See the progressive interactive health map here. City of Topeka's Neighborhood Planner, Susan Hanzlik provides more insights here.

In 2000, the City was looking for a way to compare all of the neighborhoods across the city and came up with five measurements that could be used: poverty rate, property values, homeownership, public safety, and boarded houses.

Fourth Friday Fitness Series


Heartland Visioning, United Way, and other community partners came together to do yoga  in front of Great Overland Station on the fourth Friday in June. This provided the community an opportunity to celebrate riverfront progress and healthy living! Join us for the fourth Friday the rest of the summer!


Friday, July 24, 6:30 -7:30 PM Boot Camp
Friday, August 28, 6:30 -7:30 PM Yoga
Friday, September 25, 6:30 -7:30 PM Boot Camp

See more on the Facebook event page here.
Summer in Shorts


Through the branding efforts by Visit Topeka, this summer you have an opportunity to grab your camera and highlight your favorite things to do in the capital city. Summer in Shorts video competition will award the top three videos with money for the creator AND their event. First place will receive $250, second will receive $150 and third will receive $50. A selection committee will review the videos after the deadline. Videos must be submitted by Labor Day. Read more details about he contest here.