Rossville PRIDE Committee “A Community of Excellence” The Rossville PRIDE Committee is a volunteer, grassroots effort to improve the quality of life in local communities. The Rossville community is unique and shares a common bond: a rich heritage based on self-reliance and community pride. The goal of PRIDE is to help maximize community and economic development efforts by encouraging all groups to coordinate and work collaboratively for community betterment.
Rossville was recently selected to receive a 2013 PRIDE Community of Excellence award, and is one of only 10 communities in the state to earn the award. The Community of Excellence designation is presented to communities demonstrating ongoing community development. The PRIDE award extends over a three-year period, and award-winning communities each receive an award sign to display during this period.
Award recipients also are eligible to apply for grant funding from Partners in PRIDE to fund future community development
2013 Charity-ity Chairs
THANKS TO ALL THE LOCAL ARTIST'S FOR THE CREATIVELY DESIGNED CHAIRS AUCTIONED AT THE 2013 TALL CORN FESTIVAL AND FOR ALL THOSE THAT SUPPORTED THE AUCTION!!
Rossville PRIDE Committee
Christi McKenzie, President
Meetings are held often and are announced via the city website. Refer to the Events Calendar on the next meeting time and location.
The all-volunteer officers guide the committee in establishing goals and suitable projects. This is an open committee and any citizen of Rossville can attend. Meetings are open to the public and all suggestions or recommendations are welcome. Members appointed for a one-year term are:
Christi McKenzie, President
Lisa Thornburg, Secretary
Tracey Taylor, Treasurer
We are privileged to be one of over sixty, mostly rural cities that are in the Kansas PRIDE Program.
What is Kansas’ PRIDE Program? How can it benefit your community?
PRIDE is a volunteer-driven community and economic development resource available to Kansas communities.
The program is based on the principle that those who live in the community know it best, but often can benefit from some assistance in identifying needs and potential resources, establishing goals, and developing a plan of work to accomplish their goals and improve the quality of life and health within their community.
The state program is co-administered by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce, Business and Community Development. More information about the program and how it can benefit Kansas’ communities is available at K-State Research and Extension offices throughout the state, the PRIDE office at (785) 532-5840, and online:
So now when you see those PRIDE signs in the park, you can see that they actually represent connections to literally thousands of individuals and educational connections we have to help us accomplish our dreams no matter how big they may be! Strong partnerships with the city, community development, economic development, local organizations and institutions demonstrate the effectiveness of working cooperatively for a better Rossville!