“What Matters Most” Listening Post Sessions Continuing in Milbank

City leaders and economic development officials in Milbank are inviting the public to share their thoughts on “What Matters Most” when it comes to building the Milbank community for the future. A series of “Listening Post” events are being held in the Milbank community on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. as a means of allowing the public the opportunity to share their thoughts on what it takes for Milbank to be a successful aand thriving community well into the future. Local officials have set up headquarters in the Seehafer (See-hof-er) Building on Main Street where Bobbie Bohlen, Executive Director for Grant County Development Corporation and Hugh Weber, founder and curator of the Sioux Falls based “Institute of Possibility” have been on hand in recent weeks to help answer peoples questions about the local “I Believe in Milbank” community improvement initiative. The next “Listening Post” session will be held on November 15th, at which time local staff, board and current members of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance. To date, more than 460 people have taken the “I Believe in Milbank” community assessment survey, as local officials look to build the Milbank Index over the coming months. For those who have not yet taken the survey, Bobbie Bohlen, Executive Director for Grant County Development Corporation explains how the survey can be accessed and what some of the primary questions are for those taking the time to respond…


Although the survey process itself is still in its preliminary stages, the type of input received thus far has revealed some interesting results as Bobbie explains…

Hugh Weber, who was actually born and raised in Milbank offers his thoughts on the input received from the survey, as well…

Again, to complete the survey you can go online to www.ibelieveinmilbank.com. Hard copies of the survey can also be obtained at the Seehafer Building on Main Street in Milbank or at the office of Grant County Development Corporation Executive Director Bobbie Bohlen, which is located inside the Milbank Visitor Center. You can also follow-up on the latest development with the survey process by checking out their facebook page at I Believe In Milbank.