Speak up: Your voice can provide needed change

Have you ever wondered what makes one community shine while others remain unremarkable? Why do some towns become destinations and others do not?

Doubtless this kind of success is the result of many years’ work by leaders and residents, but there is usually an identifiable moment in time when the energy ignites, something Malcolm Gladwell describes so well in his book “The Tipping Point” as “that magic moment an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.”

Greenwood has come a long way since its incorporation in 1864. Our heritage is present in the architecture of Old Town, and we can boast shopping districts both quaint and modern. Our residents enjoy a great educational system, libraries and parks. But sometimes it still feels as though we could “tip” either way.

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