Kennedy was there to discuss the Generation Walker program the foundation has launched to identify initiatives for a strategic planning process to move Walker County forward.
One initiative the foundation focused on is “leadership alignment and creating a common vision for Walker County.” The Community Foundation hopes to accomplish that through a series of community meetings that will allow community leaders and citizens to voice thoughts and ideas on moving Walker County forward.
The meetings will open by asking the participants what the best thing about their community is and will eventually lead to participants being asked a series of three questions in small groups in order to find out what is important in each community.
“What the foundation hopes to get out of this is some kind of an indication of what we could be doing, what we should be striving for as a county,” Kennedy told the council.
The first meeting was held in Cordova on Tuesday. The other meetings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
•July 17, West Walker Meeting at Carbon Hill High School
•July 31, East Walker Meeting at Dora High School
•Aug. 7, Jasper Meeting at CHS Activities Building
•Aug. 14, Parrish Meeting at Parrish Elementary School
•Sept. 4, Oakman Meeting at Oakman High School
•Sept. 11, Curry Meeting at Curry High School.