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Kick Start Alma Update

Posted on: November 9, 2017


Kick Start Alma Update:

The next public meetings will be held on November 13th.


The 5 focus groups will be meeting individually with the CDI team to get more detailed instruction as to what our finished plan should look like. If you have not joined a group yet, feel free to come out and get involved with the ones that interest you the most. The meetings will be held at the Alma Community Building at the times listed below.
Job Creation 9:30 am - 11:30
Downtown Revitalization 9:30-11:30
Beautification and Recreation 9:30-11:30
Arts and Culture 12:30-2:30
Branding and Marketing 12:30-2:30
Please consider serving on of these teams.
You can keep up with the process by following the Kickstart Alma Facebook page. Also, please share this page with your FB friends. This is a huge opportunity for our community, and we need to let everyone know that it is going on.

Video Series - Resurgence of Downtown

Posted on: November 2, 2017


Video Series - Resurgence of Downtown

This video by Mr. Roger Brooks will be shown in four parts beginning Monday, November 6th .

Each event will start at 5:30 pm and finish by 7:00 pm.


The event will be held at the Alma Community Building. 114 East Collum Lane. Light refreshments will be available.

Video viewing dates:
Monday  11/6/17
Monday  11/13/17
Tuesday  11/14/17
Thursday 11/16/17

This video series is open to the public.


If you have any questions call Brooklyne Lunsford, 479-632-4110 or
Kick Start Alma Facebook page:

Kick Start Alma Follow-Up

Posted on: August 16, 2017


The Center for Community and Economic Development worked with U of A Cooperative Extension and Dr. Mark Peterson in Alma during the CDI 2017 Advanced Year class.

Alma was selected through a competitive process as the Kick Start Community for the 2017 Institute.


During CDI 2017, a group of professional community and economic professionals/CDI graduates assessed the city. Through their work, the city was provided with a report that will be used as the foundation of their community wide strategic action planning effort. UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development and U of A’s Cooperative Extension Service will assist Alma in holding community forums and constructing a core leadership group. Priority areas will be determined for the community based on input gathered through a public survey.


You can view summary and detailed reports at:


Follow Alma’s progress here: Kick Start Alma