Oct 12, 2021 5:20 PM

Public invited to 2 final ARPA listening sessions

Posted Oct 12, 2021 5:20 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Individuals who have not yet shared their ideas for how Hutchinson and Reno County should prioritize American Rescue Plan Act dollars will have two final chances to do so next week.

So that as many people as possible can voice their ideas on how to spend the $17 plus million earmarked for Reno County before elected leaders make their final spending decisions, the public is invited to the final ARPA Resident Engagement Meetings at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum St. These will be 90-minute discussions led by facilitators during which individuals may offer their input.

Forty-two public listening sessions have been scheduled throughout Reno County over the past month and a half, gaining input from a wide variety of individuals.

Kansas State University will synthesize the data from the meetings into a report that will be presented to the public and elected leaders later this fall.