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Working together to make Carroll County a place
where all generations can live, work & thrive
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Carroll County United is a community-centered approach that starts with the questions,
"What do we want to achieve together for our community?" It is built on the knowledge
that when community members agree about what they want, set measurable goals, and
focus their resources and efforts to achieve them, lo and behold they do!
Carroll County United Presentation - PowerPoint
Carroll County United Presentation - PDF
Carroll County United Principles

Carroll County United is built upon bringing people from many different walks of life together to
make the community a place to thrive for everyone who grows up, works and lives here.

Carroll County United is committed to a collaborative approach because no one sector has the
solutions; no one group can achieve these results alone.

More About Carroll County United here.
Brief History

The first meeting to explore this approach was held in May of 2009.

In September 2009, 88 community members in Carroll County came together through public
meetings in Conway, Ossipee and Wolfeboro. They opened a community discussion about ways
we might want to work together differently.  The community began to discuss the questions:
•        Do we want to work together in Carroll County at a regional or county level?  
•        Would this help us achieve things we can’t when working town by town?  
•        If yes, what would that community look like?  
•        Is it the county or something different?  
•        And most importantly, what do we aspire to achieve for ourselves?  

The county-wide November forum took the conversation forward the next few steps firming up
answers to these questions and exploring what working together might look like defining the
community’s aspirations for itself and the scope of the community as the people of Carroll
County; identifying critical action areas and beginning to identify measures that would let us know
if we were succeeding.  For more details see forum notes
here.

The Action Teams held their kickoff meetings in January, 2010 and meet monthly.  To find out
more about the action teams or to join a team that interests you, click
here.  Any community
member is welcome to join a team!
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Announcements:
CCU Surveys Carroll County Towns for Energy Projects:
Dynamic ideas are happening throughout the county!  Read the report “Town Energy
Success Stories in Carroll County” and find out how your town is saving money on energy and
borrow some great ideas from your neighbors.  The biggest lessons learned is that bench-
marking energy use is probably the single most important step towns can take to save money.  
And, if towns can “be prepared” with an energy plan they are in a much stronger position to
take advantage of state or federal funding opportunities.
Biomass Tour Highlights now on YouTube!  Check out the wood pellet boilers that are
hard at work heating the Mt. View Community Nursing Home while saving tax-payers money.  Many
thanks to Noreen Downs for making the video and Wolfeboro Community TV for the original
footage.  Watch it
here.  For more resources from the tour go to the Balancing Economic
Development & Environmental Stewardship Team's
page.

Celebrate Our Local Farms on Carroll County Farm Open House
Weekend: September 7 & 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
.  Visit a local farm
and find out what has been growing all summer!  Find more details and the full list of
participating farms and special activities
here
.
Check out the new Healthy Carroll County blog posts!
It’s tick season, ick!   Find out tips to avoid tick bites and recommendations to consider in case you get by
a deer tick offered by Dr. Clark, ND in
Spring is tick season – its’ time to think about Lyme prevention.
The Early Learning Corner
Babies, Talkers and Walkers “Dig into Reading” at Library Summer Reading
Programs  Find about the pre-reading skills that your child can learn when they
participate in library programs or are read to by adults at home.  
EARLY LEARNING PRESENTATIONS - Early Learning Coordinator Emily Benson has
been talking with groups in the community about the importance of early learning to
children's lifelong success and as the first step in preparing kids for the workforce.  To
schedule a presentation for your group call 323-8139 or
email.
CCU at the Children's Museum Science Fair!  The CCU table was a popular
stop at the fair, where children could create marshmallow & toothpick sculptures
simulating the  neural pathways that form in healthy active brains during the early childhood
years. The  sculptures could also be used to demonstrate the  connections that must take
place between community stakeholders to ensure our children are ready and successful
when  they enter school, and for the rest of their lives!
Guidelines for Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten.  Parents tell us
these guidelines help them to be aware of the developmental skills Kindergarten
teachers are looking for and give them good ideas for simple, fun, learning activities
they can do at home.  These
guidelines can be copied freely.  Contact the CCU office if
you can help distribute these to parents in Carroll County.  Community partner
letter.  
Resources for parents.
an initiative of
Granite
United Way
 

Click HERE for Healthy Carroll
County website.  Full of Health
resources for the body,
mind, spirit and more!