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The Third Wednesday of each month from 11:30-12:45 via WebEx.




January 18:  “Supply and Demand of Leaders in Small Towns.” Benjamin Winchester, University of Minnesota Extension.  Winchester's article can be found here.

February 15:  “First Steps for Rehabbing an Old Building.”  Jason Seyler, MT DEQ Brownfields Coordinator and Cathy Barta, Snowy Mountain Development Corporation of Lewistown.

March 15:  “Re-Branding your Town: How to Start and Why.” Jennifer Anderson of Forsyth.  

                     Resources for Rebranding shared by our guest speakers.

April 19:  “Starting a New Festival:  What Would Work? When to Plan? What do you Need?”  

Townsend, MT mural

May 17:  “Paint the Town:  A Panel Discussion with Mural Project Organizers from Across the State”

June 13 (Tuesday):  Reimagining Rural In-Person Conference in Townsend, MT. 

July, August:  Break for Summer.

September 20:  “How to Get Started on a Trail or Walking Path in Your Town.” 

Slides from speakers can be found here.

October 18: “Reimagining Rural:  What have Towns Accomplished and How to Apply.”  

November 15:  “Engaging Youth in Your Community.”

December 20:  “Celebrate the Wins.” Hear what small towns accomplished this year and what is planned for next


*Topics subject to change based on input from community members.