FOUR ELEMENTS OF READINESS

COMMUNITY READINESS INVENTORY

STRENGTH: THIS CONDITION IS PRESENT AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF HEART & SOUL

OPPORTUNITY: WE NEED TO IMPROVE OR BRING ABOUT THIS CONDITION

MIXED: THERE ARE BOTH STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES PRESENT

UNSURE: WE NEED TO DO OUR HOMEWORK AND OUTREACH

Community Interest

Garnett has an interest, need and/or a general desire for Community Heart & Soul.

Garnett generally understands the Community Heart & Soul model and the benefits of deep community engagement.

Municipal officials in Garnett are in support of using the Community Heart & Soul model.

Community Leadership

Leaders in Garnett are trusted, responsive, and accessible.

Leaders in Garnett actively work to build relationships across our community.

Garnett has strong leadership or an interest in strengthening leadership.

Garnett actively works to develop new leaders, both formal and informal.

Policies and desisions made in Garnett are guided by what matters most to those who live, work, and play here.

Relationships and Community Culture

Civic organizations actively exist in Garnett.

Garnett has a shared vision for its future that is based on what matters most to residents.

Garnett has interest in improving communication, collaboration, and cooperation between organizations.

Garnett brings groups together, coordinating between organizations, and giving everyone an opportunity to connect.

Garnett provides meaningful public participation opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

Garnett encourages and supports residents who want to participate in civic life.

Resources

Human resources are available to support the first steps of Community Heart & Soul.

Financial resources are available to support the first steps of Community Heart & Soul.