On Monday night, the Community Engagement Committee (CEC) of Riverton hosted the Community Service Organization Gathering with the hopes of creating a network of the community’s groups and volunteers.
The meeting was held in Riverton City Hall and drew a crowd of over 50 people hoping to share their causes, programs, non-profits, and interests to the rest of the Riverton Community. Individuals were asked to introduce themselves to the room by stating their name, who they represent, their favorite cereal, a 6 month goal for their group, and how volunteers and community members could contact them.
As each person shared, the room filled with positive messages from groups like the PAWS for Life Animal League, The Special Olympics, The Open Hand Ranch, and even the Riverton Little League.
A Directory of all participants will be kept by the CEC and published to be available for community members and businesses aiming to get involved in local groups that align with their interests. As you can see below, the room was full of go-getter groups working hard to make Riverton a better place.
Several thoughts were common among conversation in the room:
- The Need for Board Members in these community organizations.
- The Need for Volunteers and Coaches.
- Communication between groups could help groups work together vs. against one another.
- The positive momentum behind the Riverton Community
City of Riverton Website
During the gathering, City Administrator, Tony Tolstedt gave the group a tutorial on the Calendar portion of the new City Website. After a basic overview, Tolstedt explained that the website could be used for posting events to a central location.
Hover over the “How do I” Tab, Tap “Submit“, and finally “Event or News Item.”
When asked if the calendar would be monitored, Tolstedt elaborated that the it is not for commercial use, but groups would not be required to be a certified non-profit, for the time being. Another feature that the Calendar boasts is the ability to send notifications to your email about events that are listed.
Another area to explore on the website includes the Interactive Map, in which Tolstedt applauded Deputy City Clerk/Administrative Assistant Megan Sims for her idea.
At the close of the meeting, Vice President and Executive Director for IDEA Incorporated, Kevin Kershisnik informed the crowd about the tab for Economic Development on the website.
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