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The Clark Memorial Library
at Shawnee State University is hosting an upcoming public event entitled
“Placemaking in Scioto County: How Newcomers and Returning Residents Impact Our
The event will be held on
Friday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kricker Innovation Hub, located at 221
Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth, Ohio. The program committee is seeking
nominations from local citizens, groups, and organizations in order to
recognize two separate categories:
Category 1: Newcomers– These individuals were born and raised outside of Southern Ohio
and the Tri State area, yet they choose to live here now.
Category 2: Returners– These folks were born and raised locally, moved elsewhere, and
have since returned home to Southern Ohio.
The event seeks to build
local creative, social, and business networks all while recognizing community
leaders and those who are making a positive difference in Portsmouth and the
surrounding region. Funded in part through a grant from the Center for Folklore
Studies at The Ohio State University, the event is part of a larger
collaborative exhibition entitled “Placemaking in Scioto County, Ohio.” The
overall project aims to explore how residents of the county create a sense of
place in an ever-changing environment by engaging cultural practices that
respond to and transform their communities.
The event will include a
series of “Lightning Talks” given by the nominated newcomers and returners.
These talking sessions will answer two important questions: Why did they come
to (or return to) Portsmouth? And what have they done to positively impact the
members may include (but are not limited to) entrepreneurs, educators, public
officials, medical professionals, faith leaders, and those who devote their
time to community service.
To participate in the
nomination process, visit https://shawnee.libsurveys.com/nominations.
All nominations must be received by Friday, March 1, 2019. The event program
committee will select approximately twelve individuals after the nomination
process has closed.
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