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United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County Community Assessment

United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County is preparing a Community Needs Assessment. This assessment will help provide a foundation for our organization with an understanding of what challenges face each of the seven counties within our service region. The largest, and most vital, component of this assessment process are the Community Conversations that will be held. These conversations are kitchen-table style conversations that will focus on issues effecting the health, education, and financial stability of the individuals in each local community. 

What are Community Conversations?

Community Conversations are our opportunity to hear from you. Nobody knows a community better than those living in it. Beyond statistics, we want to hear about what's happening and affecting you locally. We want to find things that can't quite be quantifiably captured through census data or other local reports. These conversations will be kitchen-table style conversations. This organic approach helps us to truly listen to local community members so we can have a better understanding about where our efforts can be most impactful.

Who is invited?

We want to hear from all types of people, with all types of backgrounds, that either live in the local community or work in some sort of service capacity with a direct tie to that local community. We want to hear from:

  • Local residents
  • Governmental Agencies and Departments
  • Religious organizations and leaders
  • Elected officials
  • Members of local Chambers of Commerce and other similar civic organizations
  • School boards, administrators, teachers, and parents of students
  • Financial instituions
  • Public health workers
  • Transportation providers, and those that utilize it
  • Nonprofit representatives and other local resource providers

Not sure if you're included in the list above? Call the United Way office, or email Warren Maxfield, to find out how you can get involved.

When and where are these Community Conversations taking place?

United Way of Idaho falls and Bonneville County has a seven-county service region. The counties include: Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton Counties. We will be working through our service region county-by-county. As meetings dates, times, and locations are made available, this list will be updated.

Current Community Conversation Details:

Clark County
June 14, 2018, 6 pm - 8 pm
Clark County Community Center
278 Community Center Dr
Dubois, ID 83423

Lemhi County
(POSTPONED: Look for rescheduled date coming soon) 

Teton County
(POSTPONED: Look for rescheduled date coming soon) 

Fremont County
June 26, 2018, 6 pm - 8 pm
S Fremont Senior Center
420 N Bridge St, Ste D
St Anthony, ID 83445

Madison County
July 31, 2018, 6 pm - 8 pm
Location TBA

Jefferson County
Fall, 2018
Location TBA

Bonneville County
Fall, 2018
Location TBA

Interested in participating? Please RSVP so we can save you a seat!

If you are interested in attending one of the above listed Community Conversations, please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. This can be done by calling the United Way office at (208) 522-2674, or via email (