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Riley County Community Needs Assessment
Pottawatomie County Community Needs Assessment

The Riley County Seniors' Service Center (RCSSC), in conjunction with other social service agencies and community organizations, coordinated a comprehensive community needs assessment for Riley County. The goals of the needs assessment were to: 1) identify the assets of the community; 2) identify unmet community needs; and 3) initiate discussions to identify possible solutions to address the unmet needs. It has been more than 20-years since the last comprehensive community needs assessment.

RCSSC contracted with the Center for Community Support & Research at Wichita State University to conduct the needs assessment.

Funding for the project was provided by:

  • Caroline F. Peine Charitable Foundation (Manhattan Fund)
  • Konza United Way
  • Mercy Regional Health Center
  • Riley County Council on Aging
  • Wamego Health Center

Members of the survey design team were:

  • Konza United Way
  • Mercy Regional Health Center
  • Riley County Health Department
  • Riley County Seniors' Service Center