The Community Engagement Committee of the Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications at Shepherd University is conducting a study of growth issues in the Eastern Panhandle and surrounding region.
Local residents are asked to fill out a 14-question survey on what concerns related to growth in our community are the most important. There is an opportunity at the end of the survey to add any concerns or issues you have that are not addressed in the survey. “Everyone’s input is important to us, and will inform upcoming discussions on local growth,” said Ross Curtis, who chairs the Community Engagement Committee.
The Stubblefield Institute studies and promotes positive civic engagement for both students and the public. Its Community Engagement Committee focuses on local problems and issues in the Eastern Panhandle as well as Washington, Frederick, and Loudoun counties. In September, the Institute named Ashley Horst as its new Executive Director and awarded its first Civility Awards to a nationally-recognized group of leaders in government, business, and journalism.
A virtual event on November 16th or 17th is being planned to discuss these issues. Details will be posted online at Stubblefield.org.
Image (above): Sitework has begun at the Toll House Woods subdivision; plans show 69 new houses to be built south of Shepherdstown (off of Route 480, near Morgan’s Grove Park).By Staff Contributor