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Truckee Meadows Residents Asked to Share Ideas to Better Community


Your Big Idea

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada (CFWN) has put out a call to residents for help in discovering ideas for the next big Community Foundation initiative. The idea is to garner ideas which inspire and engage the public to work together to improve the Truckee Meadows area.

“We know that residents of the Truckee Meadows are creative, innovative thinkers, and problem solvers and we are asking them for their help now,” Nick Tscheekar, Director of Community Leadership at CFWN said. “We also know that by working together we can accomplish great things, so start thinking and send us your big idea to help improve our community.”

Current CFWN initiatives include the Youth Network Initiative, working to help homeless and struggling young people, and the Caregiver Support Initiative, working to address the challenges facing family caregivers of seniors.

The ideas submitted in the current process will be considered for action as a 2018 Community Foundation initiative. Ideas can be submitted via the Community Foundation’s website at nevadafund.org/your-big-idea until April 30, 2017. The winning initiative will be selected by the Community Foundation Board in October. Examples of ideas include – but are not limited to – more opportunities and access to after-school activities, improving and creating low-cost, healthy recreation opportunities for families, and expanding workforce housing.

“We have found that solutions to community challenges are developed through public participation,” Tscheekar added. “We invite any and all residents to join us in discovering the next big idea.”

For details and to submit a Big Idea, visit http://nevadafund.org/your-big-idea/

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Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.