The Scott County Community Foundation is asking local residents to take a survey on Scott County?s strengths and needs. The comprehensive survey asks Scott County residents to share their views on local issues. Residents will have multiple chances to participate in the survey:

  1. Access the online survey from the Foundation?s website by clicking on ?Forward Together Scott County”
  2. Follow links in social media posts distributed by the Foundation.
  3. Scan QR codes on flyers posted around the County.
  4. Attend one of several community conversations.

The Forward Together survey will be used to inform strategic planning and organizing in Scott County. Results of the survey will help local leaders prioritize what matters to Scott County residents. The data will also help to attract state funding, private grants, and business investment.

?We want all county residents to tell us what our priorities should be so that our efforts move in the direction that people want and need,? said Jaime Toppe, Executive Director of the Scott County Community Foundation.

The Foundation?s work is part of the Lilly Endowment?s Gift VII program to generate innovative ideas and actions that will shape Hoosier futures. The Foundation is working in partnership with the IU Southeast Applied Research and Education Center. This community-wide effort also includes community conversations and interviews with residents throughout Scott County.

The Scott County Community Foundation encourages anyone with ties to Scott County to complete the survey, join in a community conversation, and share their vision for the future of Scott County.

Community survey and listening events will be held Jan. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Colwell’s Convenience in Blocher, and Feb. 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. at Leroy’s Food Mart in Lexington. Drinks and dessert will be served.

Please call the Scott County Community Foundation with any questions at 812-752-2057 or email