About

Vibrant Communities of La Porte County is an effort to develop a county-wide action agenda to create more prosperous, attractive and proud communities.

The Action Agenda

The communities of La Porte County have joined together in a unique and momentous process. The Vibrant Communities of La Porte County Initiative will engage our communities in an important discussion to determine where we are today, where we’d like to be and how we intend to get there. By defining our broad community vision, we can better align our investments and ensure our communities remain strong, diverse and prosperous. By participating in the Vibrant initiative, you’ll be contributing directly to this vision that will guide our county’s future.

Why should you participate?

The Vibrant Initiative events will be informative and fun and allow members of each community to participate and share ideas.

This is Big! The Vibrant Communities of La Porte County Initiative will engage our communities in an important discussion to determine where we are today, where we’d like to be and how we intend to get there. By defining our broad community vision, we can better align our investment and ensure our communities remain strong, diverse and proud. By Participating in the Vibrant initiative, you’ll be contributing directly to this vision that will guide our communities into the future.

Vibrant is embracing and active. The Vibrant process is open to EVERYONE who cares about the future of the communities of La Porte County. You don’t need to be an expert to contribute, you just need to be passionate about the future of the county and your community. Participation won’t be limited with this process. The final Action Agenda may reveal new ways for community members to get involved and help build the places and programs they want to see.

This depends on you! Each person who has connected with La Porte County has brought unique experiences that shaped our diverse communities into the character we enjoy today. Whether you work, visit, or live in one of La Porte County’s communities, you help influence how our communities and the county thrives. Enhancing those characteristics that show pride in our communities for ourselves and the future generations will ensure strong communities and good quality of life.

Who is involved?

Everyone! The Vibrant Initiative is a community process that engages all stakeholders—residents/citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, non-profits, and institutions of all La Porte County’s diverse communities. Ensuring everyone participates is critical to the plan and specific groups each play a significant role in the process.

Stakeholders

targeted input and special perspectives

Staff

project management, process logistics, local knowledge

Elected Officials

monitor, adopt

Steering Committee

process and substance leadership, ongoing advocacy

Public

general input, feedback and insight

Consultants

facilitation, technical expertise

What does the process look like?

The Vibrant Initiative process will be broken up into two distinct phases, the Engagement Phase and Planning Phase. The Engagement Phase will include two key public events, Community Conversation Workshops and the Summit on the Future. Once the Engagement Phase is nearing completion, the process will shift into the Planning Phase.