The Fleming-Neon Economic Committee hosted the first of a series of community forum meetings on Jan. 31. The meeting was led by Lori Garkovich, an Extension Specialist for Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky.
Participants discussed Fleming-Neon’s strengths and weaknesses, and what they would like to community to look like in five years.
The committee plans a second forum this month in which immediate improvements to Fleming- Neon will be considered. The improvements will be funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission flexgrant through Brushy Fork Institute with Berea College.
Among its goals, says the committee, is to have Fleming-Neon once again be a thriving community with new businesses established and existing ones prospering. Another goal is to see Fleming-Neon “a beautiful and pleasant city to visit and do business in.”
Committee members are Doug Brink, Deb Brink, Tony Brown James Collins, Cheryl Furby, Tom Haynes, and Susie Polis. For more information, call Tony Brown at 855-4477.