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Defining Deerfield's Future

We all have different reasons why we call Deerfield home: exceptional schools, safe neighborhoods, excellent public services, strong community partnerships, nearby family and friends and multiple other quality-of-life amenities. Our commitment is to ensure the township is able to sustain those services and grow in a fiscally responsible manner that is consistent with our values.  
 
To make sure that happens, township leaders recently engaged a national company to create a snapshot of the township's current strengths and challenges. With community input, we are updating our strategic plan to identify our shared priorities. Feedback was gathered through focus groups, one-on-one interviews and an online public survey. Thanks to everyone who participated!
 
We found that, compared to similar communities, Deerfield is highly educated, prosperous and successful at attracting top talent. But, to remain competitive, the township will need to adapt to shifting expectations about what makes for a truly great place to live and work.

Read the entire report at deerfieldactionagenda.com.
 

The Mason Deerfield Chamber will host a forum of candidates running for the Kings Local School Board and Deerfield Township Board of Trustees on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the entire community; the forum will take place at Kings Local High School Auditorium at 5500 Columbia Road.
 
The evening will open with a networking reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the forum of school board candidates from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. Those seeking election to the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees and as Deerfield Fiscal Officer will take the stage from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m.
 
All candidates will be asked between four and six questions selected by the chamber's Government Affairs Executive Council. They are expected to address a range of topics, including regional collaboration; transportation and infrastructure; economic and community development; workforce development; and fostering a competitive business environment.
 
For more information or to register for the event, visit the MADE Chamber website.
Portion of Duke Boulevard to Close Beginning Oct. 16

A portion of Duke Boulevard will be closed just north of Irwin-Simpson Road beginning Monday, Oct. 16, at 9:00 a.m. for three weeks, weather permitting. The closure will extend approximately 600 feet.
 
Drivers traveling to the front entrance of the strip commercial/industrial center located at 8461 Duke Boulevard will access from the south (Irwin-Simpson Road). Access to the rear truck entrance for the same 8461 Duke Boulevard strip commercial/industrial center will be from the north (Socialville-Fosters Road). Access to Intralot, Inc., at 8450 Duke Boulevard, will be from the north on Duke Boulevard via Socialville-Fosters Road through the newly-constructed roundabout.
 
As always, drivers are encouraged to stay alert and take their time when traveling through the area. For more information, visit the Warren County Engineer's Office website.
  
October is Spooktacular in Deerfield

If you like your Halloween fun on the family-friendly side of spooky, mark your calendar for these October events:
 
  • Friday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.: Deerfield Township's annual Halloween Treat Street returns to the Deerfield Towne Center on the Friday before Halloween. The event promises a spellbinding evening of fun, with opportunities to trick-or-treat from store to store, stop by a petting zoo and join in an array of games. This free event is best for families with children ages 12 and under.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.: Neighborhood trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night throughout the township.

 
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