SaveYour.Town provides practical steps to help you shape a brighter future for your small town or rural community, no matter how small.
We specialize in low or no cost solutions, ones that will work in even the tiniest of towns. Discover our Tour of Empty Buildings, Empty Lot Economic Development and Cheap Downtown Placemaking Ideas, through our short videos, longer courses and detailed toolkits.
For in person learning, co-founders Deb Brown and Becky McCray deliver keynotes, workshops, and in-depth Idea Friendly Action Visits.
Take the Survey of Rural Challenges!
Survey closes Jan 31!
February video & audio of the month:
Placemaking Parks, Trails and Waters
Uncover hidden assets, activate them with activities and improve buy-in from the community to create the public spaces you’ve always wanted.
Intensive Action Package
Invest six months to work with us in person and online to generate lasting change in your community.
Building fairer, more unified communities despite divisions
We believe small towns can be saved by their own people using their own resources.
We picked the name SaveYour.Town because that is what you are going to do, save your town. No one is coming to do it for you.
No factory or big business is going to save you. No outside expert has the one right answer. It’s you.
You are going to shift a few key behaviors away from bureaucracy and officials and toward the people. You’ll let go of old formal rules and organizations in order to empower everyone to play a small but meaningful role. You’ll focus more on tiny experiments by lots of people rather than a few big bets made by only a handful of official leaders. You’ll welcome all ideas, from all the people in your town.
That’s who’s coming to save your town: all of you.
Together, we’re teaching you specific ways to make your small town a better place. We’re creating the videos, courses and toolkits that help you learn, grow and take action.