Vision Topeka
Mayor Larry Wolgast shares his excitement for the future highlighting projects in Topeka's Dynamic Core.  These developments along with public/private partnerships are working to improve the Quality of Life in Topeka & Shawnee County. Join him in being Topeka Proud! Watch, like and share the video on YouTube and Facebook Learn more about Heartland Visioning's Community Pride Campaign here .  
Topeka Regional Transportation Plan
Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization and  partners  are developing Futures 2040, the Regional Transportation Plan for the Topeka metro. This includes  local, state and federal transportation projects looking at all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, transit, cars and trucking.

In order to determine localized priorities across the region, the MTPO is holding Public Neighborhood Meetings in four separate geographic focus areas during November. The meetings will highlight transportation projects already funded in that area and provide an opportunity for the public to identify other projects/issues. You are invited! 
  • Central & South - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th
  • North - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Garfield Community Center, 1600 NE Quincy
  • Southeast - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Highland Park High School, 2424 SE California
  • Southwest - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Washburn Tech, 5726 SW Huntoon
For more information about Futures 2040 visit and see the full press release here.
Des Moines Shares Best Practices
75 participants from Topeka traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, on an inter-city visit to learn best practices. Des Moines has an organization called  Capital Crossroads: A Vision Forward which functions similarly to Heartland Visioning. They have 600 volunteers and 10 capitals or priorities. This community is very collaborative and partnership-driven...which we love! View notes and PowerPoints from the Des Moines trip here.
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