Vibrant Communities Action Item Alignment
This document identifies community organization activities or interests that align with the Vibrant Communities Action Agenda. To review the Action Agenda, visit https://vibrantlpcounty.com/action-agenda/. More information about each Action Item is available starting on page 28 of the Action Agenda.

Each unique action is identified below. For each item that your organization would like to take a lead or support role in, please indicate. All other items may be left blank. Additional items community organizations are pursuing that are not identified in the action agenda are included at the end of each section.

Definitions
• Lead: Organization is a funding and/or convening partner to tackle a specific Vibrant Communities Action Agenda item.
• Support: Organization desires to be aligned with and/or support a specific Vibrant Communities Action Agenda item in some capacity.
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People
1.1 Conduct a countywide housing inventory and market study.
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1.2 Establish a county housing trust fund.
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1.3 Develop homeownership education programs.
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1.4 Identify and pursue housing incentives across the county.
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1.5 Strengthen the coordination of early childhood education programs across the county.
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1.6 Implement Safe Routes to Schools programs.
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1.7 Create a “Close-the-gap” sidewalk program.
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1.8 Coordinate share-use agreements between communities and schools.
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1.9 Support available drug/recovery services and resources.
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1.10 Leverage health and wellness data for strategic investment.
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1.11 Establish a county childcare payment assistance program.
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1.12 Strengthen youth summer programming.
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1.13 Encourage municipalities to become members of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC).
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1.14 Pursue additional adult education programming.
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1.15 Create a “Safety Town” Education Course.
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1.16 Host an annual nonprofit summit.
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1.17 Cultivate and support innovative civic leadership.
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1.18 Encourage involvement in community mentoring opportunities.
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1.19 Form a Council of Neighborhood Associations.
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1.20 Establish a community-university partnership with local institutions.
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1.21 Initiate a Multicultural Outreach Program.
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1.22 Assess and market countywide arts & culture amenities.
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1.23 Develop a public arts program for placemaking and branding.
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Other: Provide ongoing training (Zoom/recorded) for Ten 2030 and data collection & management.
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Other: Nonprofit capacity building and healthy nonprofits.
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Prosperity
2.1 Establish a public Inno-Visit program.
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2.2 Support the continued operation of the La Porte County Skill Up Network.
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2.3 Support the expansion of high school career development partnerships.
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2.4 Continue to assist the Ready NWI Partnership.
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2.5 Increase programming for the La Porte County Career and Technical Education Center.
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2.6 Monitor and update the county capital improvements plan.
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2.7 Host a countywide discussion on water and sewer service.
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2.8 Expand broadband services throughout the county.
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2.9 Assist homeowners with upgrading utility systems.
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2.10 Build the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
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2.11 Encourage youth entrepreneurship and education programs.
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2.12 Support the completion of the Marquette Plan.
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2.13 Establish a Certified Tourism Ambassador Program.
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2.14 Expand year-round attraction programming.
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2.15 Develop an agritourism strategy for the county.
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2.16 Explore funding talent retention and attraction of incentives.
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2.17 Preserve agricultural infrastructure.
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Place
3.1 Support rural communities in adopting joint zoning ordinance.
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3.2 Support the creation of a county Grant Facilitator position.
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3.3 Establish multi-purpose community attractions in the county.
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3.4 Form an advisory committee to identify priority development corridors.
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3.5 Establish a streamlined permitting process.
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3.6 Create a Main Street Planning Toolkit.
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3.7 Establish a targeted redevelopment program for Main Streets.
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3.8 Initiate downtown “Pop-up Shops” for new businesses.
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3.9 Create a neighborhood garden plot program.
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3.10 Upgrade park facilities with modern and universal design elements.
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3.11 Establish a volunteer code enforcement program.
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3.12 Explore incentives to stimulate neighborhood and community revitalization.
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3.13 Update county zoning regulations pertaining to open spaces.
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3.14 Pursue strategic open space acquisition.
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3.15 Monitor and refine the countywide public transportation study.
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3.16 Complete local bicycle and pedestrian networks and pursue connections to the regional trail systems.
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3.17 Analyze and refine the Transit Triangle service.
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3.18 Initiate a community branding program.
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3.19 Update the existing historic inventory.
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3.20 Form a regional gateways community partnership (around Indiana Dunes National Park).
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Other: Continue to protect and increase resiliency of our natural resources.
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Implementation
These implementation items are being led by the Vibrant Communities Leadership Team with support from our consultants, planningNEXT:

4.1 Develop an outreach toolkit.

4.2 Facilitate a socialization tour.

4.3 Coordination structure for implementing the Action Agenda.

4.4 Identify a series of indicators to measure and monitor the movement.

4.5 Develop an ambassador program.

4.6 Pursue additional funding opportunities.

4.7 Assess and update the action agenda regularly.
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