City of Madison Reaches Out for Input, Even Makes You S’mores

July 6, 2017


The City of Madison needs some feedback about some Stellar Communities projects and this involves two public events and an online survey over the next week.

The first event will be called “S’More Conversations” and will be hosted at Johnson Lake Park on Sunday, July 9th from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Information about the Stellar Communities program will be available and officials will be on hand to discuss the projects with residents…all while toasting marshmallows and making “s’mores.”

The second event will be a traditional Open House, held at City Hall on Monday, July 10th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in Council Chambers.

Members of the public are invited to stop by, look at the projects, ask questions, and stay as long or as little as they can.

Surveys will be available online for the public to provide more feedback on potential Stellar projects before and after the open house over the next week.

Surveys are available online at, directly at, and in paper form at City Hall.

Surveys should be completed by 11:59pm Friday, July 14th, 2017.

Links to the survey will also be posted on facebook ( and twitter (@stellarmadison).

Surveys can be taken once per device and any attempt to distort results will result in the survey being discarded.

“We had great public participation in our April survey as we worked to narrow down the project list to ensure that we are doing what the community wants to see happen the most. Now that we have been designated a finalist, we hope to narrow that list even more to help us focus on the projects that are most meaningful to the community,” said Mayor Damon Welch.

Community Relations Director Andrew Forrester said, “We hope the community will come out to enjoy two more great opportunities to engage in the Stellar Communities process and make sure their voice is heard as we move through the process.”

Stellar Communities is designation program offered by the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs. The program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key partnerships.