CulverSignThe Culver Stellar Community Steering Committee will be holding a public open house on Monday, March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Culver Town Hall, 200 E Washington Street. All members of the public are invited to attend for a discussion on how to encourage growth and investment in our community.

Stellar Communities is a planning program managed by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs designed to reward small communities that adopt best practices and address issues related to attracting population growth in rural communities.

The Town of Culver has been working towards a Stellar Community designation since the adoption of the town’s new comprehensive plan in August 2014. In 2015 a broad committee made up of representation from throughout the community came together to create a 5 year action plan based on the recommendations of the newly adopted comprehensive plan. The action plan committee has already started to complete short term goals from that plan, including selecting a site for a workforce housing development and financing a bike and pedestrian master plan for Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee.

Representatives from Culver Town Council, Culver Academies, Culver Community Schools, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, Culver Chamber of Commerce, Culver Redevelopment Commission, and the Culver Union Township Park Board are in the process of applying for recognition as a Stellar Community by the state, and would like community input on the list of projects that will be included in Culver’s letter of intent.