January, 2015
2015 Survey Results

In 2015 Heartland Visioning surveyed individuals from community engagements and public presentations held between April and October. We looked for changes in positive perception, areas of pride and continued opportunities for future impact. You can view the survey results on our website now! You can also read the Capital Journal Article here
Youth Bike Education Program for USD 501
 
Starting this spring semester elementary students in USD 501 Topeka Public Schools will be learning how to navigate roads safely while riding a bicycle. The official name of the program is, Topeka Bike Lessons And Safety Tools (BLAST.) Community Partners who made this possible include the following: 

Those of you further interested in being part of the Topeka Bike Lessons and Safety Tools with students can contact the Topeka Community Cycle Project, TCCP at andy@cycleproject.orgLearn more at the TK Business Magazine, the Capital Journal Online, or watch the YouTube video.

Community Pride 

Pictured to the right is Washburn University and Washburn Tech. According to Heartland Visioning's 2015 survey, these two places were among the top reasons Topekans were proud of their community. 

In the year 2016, Heartland Visioning with the work of our Visionary Volunteers are beginning to collaborate and create more ideas for our community pride campaign. We will focus on creating more media commercials and other strategies to recruit people to live, work, and play in Topeka and Shawnee County first. 

At our January Steering Committee meeting we will be having two speakers, Zach Ahrens, the new editor of the Topeka Capital Journal and Dr. Jericho Hockett, professor of Washburn University bringing us expertise in the area of Social Psychology. We are looking forward to new partnerships and innovative ideas! #TopekaProud
  Freedom Frontier Photo Contest

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area is going to publish a calendar in 2017, and your photo can be chosen through their calendar photo contest! Freedom's Frontier is a National Park Service affiliate that preserves, interprets and promotes stories of the Missouri Kansas Border War and enduring struggles for freedom. While you are out exploring Topeka and Shawnee County's historical treasures take some pictures and send them to Kathleen Quigley by July 27, 2016. Include the location, a brief description, and your name/contact information. 

See more details on their websithere.  Need ideas of places to explore? Visit here