Focusing on ValpoNEXT initiatives No. 1: Engaging Our Citizens and No. 3: Embracing Our Diversity, this Community Board seeks to help Valpo be welcoming and inclusive in all dimensions, from civic engagement to housing and jobs. Citizen engagement and dialog are keys to success. This board will convene citizens with varying and opposing viewpoints into a respectful dialog that will begin to correct myths and misunderstandings about those of a different race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economical class. This committee will also play an active role in supporting initiatives that are being pursued by other groups and organizations in community and celebrate the diversity within the Valparaiso community.
Community board meetings are on hiatus throughout the month of December and will resume in January.
Since opening the doors of the first restaurant in 1984, Culver’s® has been committed to being an active member in its local community. On August 12th, Culver’s of Valparaiso, will carry on that tradition by donating a portion of their sales to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity of Porter County is dedicated to making affordable housing in Porter County, Indiana.
The city’s advisory Human Relations Council soon will be taking on a more visible role as it attends local events and makes presentations to various community groups.