You can shape the future of your small town

Becky McCray helps a group of regional leaders apply the Idea Friendly method in downtown Ladd, Illinois

See the potential in your town and take action immediately when we walk through your downtown together.

The success or failure of your town doesn’t happen on its own. You don’t have to be someone special or a born leader to change things. You are not alone in caring about the future of your small town, and you’re not alone in facing opposition. When you bring me to your town, we’ll be on the same side.

Becky McCray leads a group of regional leaders through downtown Kendrick, Idaho

What could this blank wall become? Giant chalkboard? Vertical garden? Free stuff exchange space? Becky McCray leads a group of 30 regional leaders in imagining new uses for spaces in downtown Kendrick, Idaho (pop 300)

We’ll walk through your downtown and look for possibilities. We’ll brainstorm specific steps you can take to improve things. You’ll get an outside viewpoint. You see this stuff every day. There are things you don’t see anymore. There are other things that stick out because they bother you, because you know how they got that way. I can give you an honest assessment of whether they are worth being bothered about. I will not give one-size-fits-all advice. My suggestions are based on what we see right there in your community.

It’s not about gathering ideas or building consensus. It’s about unleashing people to take action.

You’ll get down to earth insights that everyone can put into practice that day. Of course you’ll still have opposition in your town. We’ll talk about what steps you can take without their help and to start changing their attitudes. Everyone who participates will look at their business or organization in a different light and know what steps they can take.

Becky McCray leads local leaders from the town and university in a tour of the positives and negatives of downtown Pullman, WA (pop 33,000)

Next steps…

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