Community as family

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By Carla Howie

Well, the New Year came in right on time!  I hope you feel excited about it as I do.  I believe that this year will be bring a renewed excitement to Zionsville.  There is a lot riding on all the development going on, the library has a new director, the chamber is moving to a new location on the same street, town council will be electing a new president and vice president, new businesses are opening or will be opening soon; some will be relocating to a new location on the bricks and some are getting a “facelift.” It’s all good and very exciting.  I will miss the holiday lights on Main Street, though.  It was a very beautiful and had a calming, nostalgic feel to it.  I know many organizations have been planning their events calendar and will assess what worked well in previous years and what will be fresh for this year. Yes, I believe it will be a very exciting time for Zionsville.  In the 2 months I’ve been on board at Current, the reoccurring theme I have heard from businesses and residents alike is the sense of community found here.  Communities are like families, but bigger, right?  Everyone in it has a voice and wants to be heard, included in decision making, want to be acknowledged for things done right and receive constructive feedback when things don’t go quite so right. That’s all a part of being a member; holding their place in it and accepting responsibility for the growth, cooperation and success of the whole unit; whether it be family or community, right?  I believe so.  I’m committed to do my part and hope you are, too.  For the rest of this month, I will be at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each month, I will move around the community, making myself available and open to converse on what matters most to you.

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