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JCCDA 2017 Annual Report

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Transcript of JCCDA 2017 Annual Report

Dollar General ribbon cutting ceremony in Mankato

2016 Annual Report
January 2016
February 2016
$50,000 worth of DGH Grants announced to be available for Jewell County

Jewell County Health 365 asked Mankato City Council for railroad property rights West of Mankato for "Rails for Trails" project
March 2016
Article in paper bringing awareness to the lack of childcare options in Jewell County - Talked to potential providers

Got Formoso info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Helped reps from Historical Society, Formoso Fire Department, Jewell County Burn Committee, & Formoso Library fill out apps for DGH Jewell County money

Promoted "Lucky to be Local" Campaign on Facebook
April 2016
JCCDA was funded for a Assisted Living Survey- Spoke with Docking Institute

Work Continued Mankato Pool Project Research
May 2016
Caleb graduated Leadership Mitchell County!

DGH Grant for Lake Emerson awarded
June 2016
Presented ROZ info to County Commissioners & asked to sponsor those on waiting list

Promoted US 36 Magazine articles about Jewell County

Attended Ost Furniture & Cabinetry Ribbon Cutting
July 2016
Toured Jewell HS building w/ Eric Bourbon & researched ideas to utilize the space

Created templates for 2017 table tents-
contacted sponsors & came up with concepts
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
Worked on getting trails and fitness centers started in Jewell and Mankato

NCK Regional Planning banquet in Abilene

Jewell Co Hospital Obtained New CT Scanner
November 2016
December 2016
Dane G. Hansen Clean-Up Grant:
Met with the County Commissioners & County Clerk to get approvals & FEIN info for application. Submitted the application!

Jeff & Megan Cheek open Frank's Radiator Repair in Jewell
Collected Responses from City Councils on DGH Clean-Up Grant

Prepared grant program, publicized it, and presented to a group of 35 at the grant edu-cation meeting/awards ceremony

This year we brought in a total of

in grants to the community
went to the
City of Webber
We reached up to 3,000 people a month via Facebook this year
Sales tax in Mankato up 4.5% for 2016
Promoted shopping local for "Back 2 School" shopping on Facebook

Rural Opportunity Zone public relations/promotion in anticipation of announcing fully funding waiting list participants

Sent letters to all City Councils in Jewell County asking for input on DGH Clean-Up Grant

Attended K-State Extension Advisory Panel to see how they could help us develop our work at JCCDA
Worked with family to get a Revolving Loan application to buy Mankato Express

Article in Newspaper about November DHG grant awardees

Submitted the paperwork to GSCF to start a Foundation fund
for Emerson Lake & Downtown Improvements & New Sign
for City Park Improvements
& Community Storm Shelter
Assisted Living Feasibility Study
Asked Mankato City Council &
Resource Council to sponsor
Designed & Distributed
January 2016 Table Tents
Increase Facebook likes to

Promoted Highway 36 Treasure Hunt
Wrote and Publicized Don't Assume article
Jewell Co Representatives Attend National Association of Community Foundations Conference in Wichita
KDI Welding & Repair Opens in Esbon
Jewell Corn Show has Another Successful Year
City of Jewell
Facebook as a tool
Josh & Lori Bohnert named KS Farm Bureau - Family of the Year 2016
Blue Earth Gallery Opens in Downtown Mankato
New Burr Oak Library Opens
"The Year of the Grant"
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