Leadership class seeks proposals for projects

GREENFIELD – Leadership Hancock County is seeking proposals from nonprofits and other civic groups for community projects that will be undertaken by members of the new Leadership Hancock County class.

The community projects are key elements of the scholars’ program. Each year, members of the leadership class form small groups and study a community issue or challenge. They make recommendations and submit reports as part of a public presentation at the class graduation in May.

Past projects have included studies of a dog park at Beckenholdt Park in Greenfield, which eventually came to fruition as Rover’s Run bark park; design of a Hancock County flag, which was adopted and now flies over many spots in the county; and the “Little Free Library,” a collection of books placed in busy Greenfield locations for readers on the run.

Since its inception in 1996, students have completed nearly 60 community projects.

Requests for proposals will be accepted until Oct. 14. A form is available online at leadhc.org. Emails also can be sent to coordinator Dave Hill at info@leadhc.org.