March, 2015
Take Entertainment Survey
Washburn University Assistant Professor of Marketing, Tom Hickman, and his students have created a study asking Topeka and Shawnee County residents about their entertainment preferences and spending habits related to those preferences. Participation is solicited, but strictly voluntary. The survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete. Be assured that no personal information is collected and your responses will remain completely anonymous. You will be given the opportunity to voluntarily include your name and contact information to be included in the prize drawings. Prizes include Downtown Merchant's gift basket, Topeka Zoo Gift Shop package, and two Topeka Civic Theatre's Laugh Lines Comedy Improv tickets.
550 participants have taken the survey! You can take they survey here or share with a friend
Priority Updates Online

Heartland Visioning Steering Committee is once again diving into problem solving our community priorities.You can see the latest progress and discussions by visiting our website. Join the discussion, send us an email!

2. Community Pride and Services                       5. Parks and Recreation
3. Dynamic Core                                                 6. Transportation
Roger Underwood Appointed Management Vice Chair

Roger Underwood, Senior Vice President of Community Bank was recently appointed new Vice Chair of Heartland Visioning Management Committee. The Management Committee serves as the executive board of Heartland Visioning. This group is involved in the strategic planning process, oversight of the organizational operations, establishing priorities and putting a focus on "what's next" for Visioning and the community. During Underwood's first year on the committee he saw firsthand the accomplishments of the various collaborations of public/private partnerships facilitated by Heartland Visioning. He looks forward to working with the Management and Steering Committee to improve the quality of life in Topeka and Shawnee County. "We need to capitalize on all the positive things that are going on in our community and continue to reach out to our citizens for input as a part of the visioning process," Underwood said. 
You are Invited to Provide Wayfinding Input

You are invited to a discussion regarding the placement for and design of Topeka's new Wayfinding signs at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at Big Gage Shelter House in Gage Park. The project consultant, AXIA, will be taking recommendations from the community regarding the development of a comprehensive Wayfinding system for Topeka. Wayfinding improvements will enhance the visitor experience and increase community pride. Read more here.