VARD receives grant, schedules training
Newspaper: KMTN 96.9 FM (Jackson Hole Radio News)
Check out this story that aired today (Dec. 15, 2010) on KMTN radio (96.9FM) in Jackson!
"Valley Advocates for Responsible Development has announced that they are among the Fall 2010 Teton Springs Foundation grant recipients; the first time it has received a Teton Springs Foundation Grant. VARD’s $5,052 grant will go towards purchasing 100 individual keypad polls from Turning Technologies. The keypad polls will be made available for free checkout to local government and other Teton Valley nonprofit organizations interested in gathering public input. A major benefit of using the keypad polling systems is that data can be gathered anonymously and instantaneously. Efficiently gathering community feedback (of course) is particularly important as Teton County and the cities of Driggs and Victor, Idaho begin to work on their revised Comprehensive Plans. Decision-makers and organizations say they will now have an opportunity to gather a detailed and accurate reflection of the community’s vision than can otherwise be obtained through the traditional public comment process, which may be intimidating for some people."
A free training on how to use the keypad polling system for area nonprofit organizations and public agencies will be held Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 from 10am-12pm in the Commissioners Meeting Room (located at the new Teton County, Idaho Courthouse in Driggs).