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Editorial: Good ideas

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

One of the highlights of the Leadership Cape program every year is the presentation of project ideas. At the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday coffee this month, four of the leadership groups presented their plans. Leadership Cape provides seven months of exposure to community operations and needs to its participants.

Two of this year's projects involved bicycle riding. One project would create bike lanes on some city streets, and another would encourage a bike-rental operation.

A third project would be an effort to educate residents and visitors about the city's history and points of interest. A fourth project would be a campaign to encourage residents to shop locally, thereby keeping the revenue in the local economy.

One of the facets of the leadership projects is identifying costs and coming up with a plan for covering those costs.

The project proposals are always interesting. As part of their involvement in the community, let's hope this year's leadership class will continue to promote their projects and, if feasible, make them happen.

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While promoting bike riding is a good idea, far more people would gain from walking.

-- Posted by dbuch981 on Tue, May 15, 2007, at 12:06 PM

For well over a decade, the Leadership Cape Training program has produced leaders, and several hundred have successfully completed this wonderful program. Very commendable. Every community organization here needs these newly trained leaders to join their committees, to join their boards. Join up and become part of the solution, become the next generation of leaders who take this community forward.

-- Posted by trcole3 on Tue, May 15, 2007, at 11:43 PM

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