Housing Study Listening Tours

Community Input on Housing Needs Wanted

Ignite Emporia and the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce invite community members in and around Emporia and Lyon County to participate in their upcoming community housing focus groups and online survey. 

In December of 2019, Ignite Emporia engaged with RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, NE to complete a comprehensive housing study for Lyon County. As part of that study community members are invited to attend one of several community focus group discussions to offer input on current and future housing needs. 

Open Community Discussions will be held:

Trusler Business Center

3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18th

719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801


USD 251 North Lyon Co Board Office                   Reading Community Building

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18th                         6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18th

614 Main St., Americus, KS 66835                        613 1st St., Reading, KS 66868


Olpe Fire Station                                                      Hartford Community Center

5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th            5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th

204 W. Bitler St., Olpe KS 66865                          117 Commercial St., Hartford, KS, 66854

For those that can’t attend a meeting in person, we would invite you to share your thoughts in our online community survey which can be accessed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LyonCountyHousing

Additional meetings with stakeholder groups including, Mortgage Lenders, Contractors and Tradepersons, Government and Elected Officials, Real Estate Professionals, and Housing Developers. A complete list of all meetings and attendees can be requested from the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Ignite Emporia (620) 342-1600