Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman attended the 20th Annual Retreat for Rural Leaders at the Barn Bed-and-Breakfast Inn near Valley Falls. The retreat was attended by 18 civic leaders statewide and was organized and facilitated by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
The retreat was designed to rejuvenate individual spirit, expand peer networking, and discuss common rural issues.
A motorcoach field trip took the group to North Topeka’s new art district known as NOTO.
In the evening, the rural leaders met with Good Thinkers from Topeka at Warehouse 414 for a discussion about rural and urban development.