The community assessment program embodies the heart of rural values, giving communities the power to decide and plan their own future. The cornerstone of the program is to help communities develop locally-conceived and locally driven development strategies and to provide a long term support system to help achieve development goals. The program has been hugely successful in Wyoming, giving rural communities the tools to stay alive and grow the way the citizens choose.
The Wyoming Rural Development Council has facilitated community assessments in almost eighty Wyoming communities and is now offering the program to counties in Wyoming as well as revisiting communities five years after their assessment. The program has over 375 trained volunteers for the resource teams with extensive experience in the areas of community and economic development, land use planning, affordable housing, conservation, health care, tourism, transportation, infrastructure and many more.
The process can be summarized as a program that provides communities an affordable process to assess their problems and challenges, identify their assets, and to define issues and projects that they would like to achieve, with hopes that this will lead to long range planning.
The objective of the Community Assessments is to provide experts in economic and community development to assist rural communities with locally conceived and driven development strategies. Choose a town from the drop down box to view the assessment for that community.
Community Assessment Reports
are in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF):
10 year Community Assessment Synopsis