Thursday, August 6, 2015

Miller Spotlight Action Groups Workshop

We had a great turn out on 8/5/15 at our Miller Spotlight Action Group Workshops

Between the morning and evening workshops we had 54 people attend. Folks met at the Marshall J. Gardner Center of the Arts 540 S. Lake St. Gary, Indiana 46403.

If you were unable to attend the workshops, you can watch the video (YouTube required it to be split into 4 short videos) of it here and access the PowerPoint here. If you would like to join an Action Group email our Community Builder, Jessie Renslow, via

 What's an Action Group? From the 4,013 comments we collected from our Miller Spotlight Community Conversations 7 themes appeared:

1.Miller’s Area Context
2. Economy and Job Opportunities
3. Safety and Code Enforcement
4. Environment and Eco Tourism
5. Property
6. Education and Youth/ Child Programming
7. Transportation and Infrastructure


Our Action Groups will explore the viability of the opinions expressed in the interview process. Community members can join Action Groups. They will meet 3-6 times this summer to create plans that will address these themes and be implemented in 2016. They will also write early action grants to help further the revitalization efforts in our community. 

To view our Gary-Miller Spotlight Community Quality of Life Conversation Report click here. (If you would like a downloadable PDF of the report email Jessie Renslow via 

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