Training workshop set for program that shapes rural communities’ futures

May 11, 2012

CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Rural Development Council (WRDC) is holding a workshop to train new Community Assessment team members.

The free workshop will be held May 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Building, located at 315 W. 27th St., Cheyenne, Wyo.

Anyone with an interest in learning the history of Wyoming’s communities and a desire to maintain and shape the future of rural Wyoming is invited to attend and become a team member.

“Volunteering on Community Assessment resource teams is a very rewarding experience,” said Mary Randolph, Wyoming Main Street/Rural Development director. “We encourage people to take part in the training and help shape our rural communities.”

Common topics for Community Assessments include: Agriculture, community volunteerism, economic development (new and existing businesses, job growth, etc.), education, infrastructure (streets, water, electrical systems, etc.), health and social services, housing needs, planning, town beautification, town communications, youth activities, and recreation.

To date, the WRDC has conducted 115 Community and County Assessments and celebrated 10 years of Community Assessments in Wyoming in April 2011. For more information on the training workshop or the Community Assessment program, please contact Jo Ferguson, 307-777-5812,

The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit


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