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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — Francis of Assisi
When the community plans, the community shapes its identity. The four focus areas are:
Vision and plan for town parks, playgrounds, clean-up days, public events, handicapped members, sidewalks & bikeways.
Plan for severe weather events, conserve water with native pollinator flowers/plants and increase the use of solar panels. Summer heat is a health risk for children, seniors, and those who work outside.
A Local Newspaper
Produce a bi-weekly newspaper for Plains area residents written by community members.
Montana Main Street Program
Introduction of AI & machine learning, business cooperatives, Main Street remodel, employee housing, and growth from within existing businesses.
For two years, I have listened to the members of the community talk about the future of the Plains area. The conversations settle into four general areas:
Community Groups Climate Adaptation
A Local Newspaper Main Street Montana Dr. Charles Bickenheuser, OFS, EdD