Mississippi Rural Placemaking Summit Registration Now Open

Join the Community Foundation for Mississippi and community partners on August 1, 2024 for the Mississippi Rural Placemaking Summit, a unique conference experience where attendees from small and rural communities can connect with other individuals, organizations, and government entities using placemaking techniques to celebrate and strengthen the places they live, work and play.

This one-day summit on August 1, 2024 will take place in multiple venues across downtown McComb, Mississippi, providing an interactive experience like no other. Participants will learn from panelists using placemaking techniques to implement changes across their communities. Sessions will include everything from community storytelling to creating a healthier community, implementing public art in your community, repurposing and preserving historical spaces, and using placemaking techniques for more authentic community engagement.

While this summit will bring together diverse participants, all offerings will provide practical information and actionable strategies that attendees can implement in their placemaking endeavors. Learn how you can enhance public spaces, increase community participation and how the arts, culture, and community-led change can drive economic growth and holistic change in the place you call home.

Who should attend the summit? Municipal leaders, nonprofit organizations, urban planners, educators, funders, and professionals working in community and economic development.

The Community Foundation for Mississippi is coordinating the Mississippi Rural Placemaking Summit in partnership with:

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Mississippi Municipal League logo
McComb Main Street Association logo
Mississippi Humanities Council logo.
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