2019 Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural THINKBIG in 2019! We are grateful for your passion and commitment to strengthening Stark County.

We are still blown away by the 170 engaging and inspiring discussions that took place in libraries, restaurants, office breakrooms, coffee shops, homes and everywhere in between. On one day, individuals from all walks of life who care about our community and its future joined together to brainstorm solutions to community needs while celebrating the good in Stark County. 

Following the day of community conversations, participants were asked to complete a short survey about their thoughts about the community, their discussion and the BIG ideas they have to move our community forward. Nearly 800 surveys were completed and analyzed by The Center for Community Solutions, a nonpartisan Northeast Ohio think tank focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues.   

View 2019’s THINKBIG highlights »

View 2019’s BIG ideas »

What’s next?

  • Continue the conversation: We encourage you to review the 2019 THINKBIG highlights and BIG ideas and then continue the conversation with your family, friends, colleagues and peers. If you’d like our staff to be part of your ongoing discussions, please invite us. We’d be happy to join! Contact us »
  • Keep us informed: Did you or your organization implement or plan to implement one of the BIG ideas discussed at THINKBIG? Tell us! We’d love to know if these engaging discussions sparked change in our community. Keep us informed »
  • Help us plan: Let us know if you are interested in helping plan the 2020 THINKBIG. Help us plan » 
  • Save the date: Save the date for a weeklong, virtual THINKBIG from October 4-10, 2020. More details about hosting and participating in a conversation will be announced soon. Learn more » 

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