Scranton selected for 2017 Community Visioning program

Scranton is one of 10 Iowa communities that have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2017.

The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.

The other 2017 visioning communities are Adel, Clarion, Granger, Greene, Humboldt, Lester, Massena, Morning Sun, and Varina.

Since 1996, 235 Iowa communities have benefited from the Community Visioning program. To qualify for the program, a community must have a population of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talents to the visioning process.

scranton-visioningThe Community Visioning program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa-based nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. In addition, professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities.

Scranton city officials (from righleft) Melinda Hinners, Julie McAleer and Randy Winkelman attended a Community Visioning kickoff workshop in Ames on Nov. 10t

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