Peru, Nebraska - Following the town hall meeting held November 14 at the Peru City Hall, the group collaborating under “ImPERUving as oNE” met again to plan next steps for the work groups.  As discussed at the town hall, a key component of moving forward will be forming working committees in five unique areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Economic and Business Development
  • Attraction and Retention

Committees will be formed and begin meeting in January. Anyone interested in serving on these committees should visit or call Amy Mincer at Peru State College, (402) 872-2239. Results from the survey, focus groups and town hall meeting are posted on the website.

The group of City of Peru officials, Peru State College officials, city residents and business owners began meeting over the summer to develop a vision and possible plan for collaboration between the City and College. The collaboration sponsored surveys and focus groups conducted by the University of Nebraska-Extension Office, with the goals of identifying ways the community can move toward positive change and better understand Peru’s unique characteristics, community assets and potential opportunities.

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