Council for Collaborative Impact

Working Together for Successful, Thriving Communities

Council for Collaborative Impact

The Council for Collaborative Impact involves a group of local resources, businesses, and nonprofits who meet bi-monthly to impact their community. These meetings include workshops, seminars, forums, and brain-storming meetings. Anyone is invited to take part.

Interested in a scholarship?

Hinton will sponsor individuals or small groups to attend a workshop, visit a consultant, or other events. You simply have to report what you learned to the Core Group and to the council, if relevant.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the form at this link: Scholarship Form

Council Meetings

In December, January, and March, Hinton held Community Collaborative meetings with various community leaders. View the full reports of the meetings, and download other valuable resources through the links below.

Post-Workshop Follow-Up December 2016

Post-Community Collaborative Meeting January 2017

March Best Practices & Resource Fair Wrap-Up March 2017

Upcoming Workshop: Dr. Vaughn Grisham on Community Development

CCI will host its next workshop on May 18th. This workshop will feature Dr. Vaughn Grisham. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration for this workshop is $10. Lunch is provided.


Dr. Vaughn Grisham is the Director Emeritus of the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi where he has taught for the past 40+ years. He has authored several books and numerous articles, including Tupelo: The Evolution of the Community and Hand in Hand: Community and Economic Development. He has helped establish leadership programs in more than 300 counties and has done community development work in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces. He published a leadership manual, Link 2000, for the Southern Growth Policies Board. In addition, Dr. Grisham’s most recent research has centered on Extraordinary Results in Ordinary Communities, an occasional paper published by the Kettering Foundation.

See how Dr. Grisham’s work relates to CCI in this video.


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Task Force Areas

CCI has seven task force areas. These seven areas came from the Quality of Life study. The research pinpointed seven difference focuses that could use collaborative impact in this region. They are: Children’s Issues, Economic Development, Education, Housing, Substance Abuse, Technology, and Transportation.

If you would like to join a task force to impact your area, please call or email Hannah at (828) 389-8336 or Below are the chairs of each task force:

Children’s Issues: Judy Grove

Economic Opportunity: Matt Waldroup

Education: Dottie Stafford-Ortega

Housing: Dawn Livingston

Substance Abuse: Tanya Long

Technology: Terry Martin

Transportation: Rose Bauguess

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