Assist in planning county’s future: Public input sought in next round of Clinton County 2040

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Clinton County is undertaking a new comprehensive planning process, and the Clinton County 2040 team invites you to share your thoughts on the future of the county during the next round of planning.

After a successful first round of public engagement held in the spring of 2021, the Clinton County 2040 planning team and Steering Committee have been hard at work developing draft plan materials, and they are seeking residents’ input.

It’s been 16 years since the last update to the county’s plan, according to the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission.

In the first round, participants took part in a questionnaire in which they were asked their age group, about their work commute, and what they feel are Clinton County’s greatest assets.

The chats also broke off into two groups; each discussed specifics about what they want to see in the county. Some responses included believing the county should embrace a stronger business-focused downtown, increasing education, and education in entrepreneurial aspects.

They were also asked what they would and would not want to see “physically change” about Clinton County.

Everyone who cares about the future of Clinton County is invited to provide their comments.

You can review and comment on Draft Actions and interact with Draft Character Area Maps that will help shape the county over the next 20 years and beyond

For more information on how to participate, view the details below. And check back on the project website — — for more opportunities to get involved.

Virtual workshops

• Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 9-10 a.m. Register at

• Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 4-5 p.m. Register at

Community Choices Open House

• Oct. 27 from 4-7:30 p.m. in the Expo Building, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 W. Main St., Wilmington. Register at

Community Choices Road Show

• Oct. 18 through Nov. 5 at the Clinton County Courthouse, 46 S. South St., Wilmington. (Additional locations to be shared on the project website.)

Online activities

• Monday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 4 available at

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