emPowering

LOCAL CONVERSATIONS & LOCAL SOLUTIONS

to help stop the spread of COVID19

Your group is eligible to receive $3000 for your service project

20

conversations

days

experiments

   -in-

-leading to-

-for the common good-

THE IDEA

Recognizing that the top-down approach to combating COVID19 was not working to effectively create systemic behavioral change in our state, Governor Kelly recently announced a partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) to mobilize its alumni base, which is nearly 12,000 strong, to mobilize and lead virtual non-partisan convenings across Kansas beginning the week of November 17 and concluding by late December.  As a partner of the KLC for nearly ten years, Ellsworth County received a call to action and is prepared to respond to assist our community and our state.  It's a small ask for a large grassroots efforts which can effectively create solutions and ideas to turn our state around and reduce the spread of COVID19, saving the lives of our friends and neighbors in our county and reducing the burden on our healthcare system and economic stressors.

 
  • City Government

  • County Government

  • Community Foundations

  • Civic Groups

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Economic Development

  • Church Groups

  • Board of Education

  • Businesses

  • Student groups

  • Healthcare providers

  • Any group with a common purpose and a desire to move this needle forward

What kinds of groups

might participate?

What might we expect if we commit to a meeting?

  • One hour in length

  • via Zoom

  • Interactive brainstorming

  • Non-partisan discussion

  • No judgement, no right or wrong ideas

  • Open minded conversation

  • Empowerment and energy

  • Respectful dialogue and a facilitated discussion with clear goals and directives

We need your help to make this work successful.

Can you commit to an hour to help our community and our state?

Convene a group of 8-15 NOW.

There's no time to delay.

The commitment for 20 meetings ends December 31.

what kind of experiments might come from this commitment?

The opportunities are endless. The ideas can be simple or complex.  The samples given below are just idea-generating.

GROUP:
Chamber of Commerce
GROUP:
Local
Foundation
GROUP:
Ministerial
Alliance

Still not sure?

Here's a video by Ed O'Malley, President of Kansas Leadership Center

 

And more.....

A local conversation and endorsement from Secretary of Commerce David Toland

Contact

Stacie Schmidt, Executive Director

Ellsworth County Economic Development

Leadership Ellsworth County

785-472-9204

ewcountyeconomicdevelopment@gmail.com

© 2020 by Stacie Schmidt