Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Provides Free Books to Shawnee County Children Birth to 5 Years Old



(TOPEKA, KS) Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book program for children from birth to 5 years old, is now available in Shawnee County.

2040 Transportation Plan Public Meeting

MTPO to Unveil Futures 2040 Plan Recommendations

Social Media 101 for Social Ambassadors

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In January, Heartland Visioning and The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce rolled out the Topeka Social Ambassadors program. We are now up to 123 ambassadors! If you have not signed up yet, you can do so here!

The Power of Public Space

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Future City is a nationwide effort to involve young students (6th-8th grades) in a competition utilizing STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) research, processes, and procedures. This year's planning and executions was based around the theme, "The Power of Public Space," and the city had to be 100 years in the future. Shawnee Heights Elementary School (USD 450), has fielded a team the past two years with guidance Mrs. Gina Sobba, who is the gifted facilitator at SHES. She has been assisted both years by Mr. Jim Martin, a retired local engineer, as the team mentor.

City of Topeka Capital Improvement Projects

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City of Topeka is holding an open house about their Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) on February 1. Interact with City staff across all departments about specific projects slated for construction and learn more about the City's street conditions.

John Hunter Announces Retirement

John HeadshotTopeka, KS – The Heartland Visioning management committee announced today that executive director John Hunter will retire in June 2017. The management committee in collaboration with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce will search for a replacement. Hunter plans to remain at Heartland Visioning until a new executive director assumes the post.

Topeka Bridge Topeka celebrates paying off Topeka Boulevard Bridge

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Topeka celebrates paying off Topeka Boulevard Bridge

On Dec. 15, the City of Topeka will reach a significant transportation and financial milestone: It will make its last payment of $3,080,525 to pay off the Topeka Boulevard Bridge.

Des Moines Shares Best Practices

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75 participants from Topeka travelled to 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.

MTPO Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan


4 Public Neighborhood Meetings Announced

Local businesses to create experiences during Kansas Chocolate Festival

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Local businesses to create experiences during Kansas Chocolate Festival

Bicycle & Pedestrian Counts - Volunteers Needed

2016 Volunteers NeededThe Topeka Planning Office is looking for volunteers to count current active transportation users (people on bikes, walking, skateboarding, roller skating) and help give a metric showing growth or room for potential development of more inclusive infrastructure in different areas of town.

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