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Community Swap

Finding a fresh perspective
on your community

Welcome to the Community Swap Website

After you've lived in a place for awhile, you may take for granted the good things that may attract someone to your town. You also might be overlooking a problem that a newcomer would find troublesome or unattractive.

Community Swap gives community members a chance to hear an objective assessment of the community's strengths and weaknesses. It also gives participants a chance to gather ideas from other towns with similar community development issues or opportunities. Each community uses the information to begin a planning process, identify high priority issues, align interested residents with projects, or get started on a community project.

We hope this website will enable you to better understand how Swap works and provide you with the tools to carry out a successful Swap program. If you have questions or want to pursue a Swap, please see our contact list for the University of Illinois Extension person closest to you.

To explore the materials on this website, please select from the links on the menu at the left margin of the page.

A program by University of Illinois Extension