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Public invited to Community Leadership program in NY Mills

Public invited to Communtiy Leadership program Oct. 27 The first three phases of the Horizons program have been completed over the past six months and the Strategic Visioning is next. Everyone who considers New York Mills "home" is invited to par...

Public invited

to Communtiy

Leadership

program Oct. 27

The first three phases of the Horizons program have been completed over the past six months and the Strategic Visioning is next. Everyone who considers New York Mills "home" is invited to participate in this one-night event where the community looks at its vision for the future.

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STRATEGIC VISIONING

When: Oct. 27

Where: NY Mills School

Time: 5-6 p.m. - Free Meal - School Commons

Note: NYM Jazz Band will be performing during the meal.

6 p.m. Horizons Program - Auditorium

Note: Free child care available.

Purpose: Community Visioning

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University of Minnesota Extension Service through the Horizons program has invited motivational speaker Mr. David Beurle all the way from Australia to make a presentation on community leadership and to lead New York Mills at the community visioning session. Mr. Buerle provides hands-on services and approaches, from community economic development projects, to speaking engagements, entrepreneurial development, and leadership programs.

When it comes to creating a thriving community, community members themselves are the key to success and the goal of this session is to get input from all corners of the community.

More information on Horizons: Horizons is a community-based initiative sponsored and supported by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. The program happens in five phases.

  • Showcase - A one day overview of the program.
  • Study Circles - Groups of citizens that discussed poverty and a plan for community action.
  • LeadershipPlenty - Community members received nine sessions of leadership training.
  • Strategic Visioning - Neighbors and community members will come together to prioritize the next steps.
  • Action - With help from Horizons, vision will become reality.

More information on David Buerle: David holds a firm conviction that the future of rural and regional areas, lies in the hands of the local people. He created Innovative Leadership Australia, with the mission of bringing the tools and skills to the people who care the most - the people who choose to make rural towns, centers and regions their home.
He has a passion for rural life; having been raised on a farm and having worked all his life in, and with, rural communities.

His career has covered a wide range of experiences - from working for many years in the remotest parts of northern Australia, where cattle ranches are often over 1 million acres; to working at the highest levels of Government, with 8 years as the 'right-hand man' to a senior Australian Cabinet Minster; the WA Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. This also included a short diversion as the producer of a pilot TV series that explored and showcased innovation in rural areas.

David's experience covers a similar breadth; from working on the ground with farmers and Aboriginal communities; to building international trade relations and strategic alliances between Australian farmers and their markets in Egypt, China, India and Europe.

For more information you can contact Todd Cameron at the New York Mills Public School (385-4201).

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