Website seeks input from public on future plans for south-central Kansas

The leadership team of the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan has launched a website aimed at gathering input on what people want for the future of the region.

The site is at A companion site,, offers a virtual town hall meeting.

The digital effort is part of a two-year project to plan the future for Butler, Harvey, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties in areas such as the environment, health, natural resources, transportation, water, and workforce and business development.

Registration for the site is free

People also may use social media to get involved by “liking” the “Let’s Talk Prosperity” Facebook fan page and following the process on Twitter @talkprosperity.

“We want to make sure this plan reflects the desires and aspirations of the people who call South Central Kansas home,” John Waltner, Harvey County administrator and chair of the project’s leadership team, said in a written statement. “That’s why we are providing traditional face-to-face opportunities but also other means for stakeholders to be engaged.”

The South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan is funded through a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.