What is Community Heart & Soul?
Our community is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family! The Stronger Together: Akron and Westfield Heart & Soul program is designed to identify what we all love, and chart a course to an even brighter future.
Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages all community members in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.
Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 90 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future. Learn about the Community Heart & Soul process and watch a video from program founder Lyman Orton..
We're excited to bring this tested process to Akron and Westfield to celebrate our communities and build a stronger future...together!
How will it work in Akron and Westfield?
Over the next year, volunteers will share surveys, host events and focus groups to listen to the stories and gather ideas from across our communities.
The Heart & Soul model is a four phase process. See our progress on the milestone chart and view our Phase One Update.
Watch for Stronger Together information at upcoming events or sign up to get involved!