New Community Brand Ideas On Agenda at Next Pilger Town Hall Meeting

The fourth in a series of Reinvent Pilger community town hall meetings is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at the Wisner City Auditorium. The meeting will begin with a BBQ supper at 5:30 p.m. and adjourn by 9 p.m. Since these meetings began in September, they have attracted an average of 130 participants who are interested in contributing innovative ideas and extra efforts to rebuilding the Pilger community after last summer’s devastating storms.

Among community task forces providing updates at the meeting will be one that has been working on possible new brands for the community, to replace “The Town Too Tough to Die.” While that motto has reflected the town’s tenacity and commitment to survive, the task force has been brainstorming ideas that forecast where the community is headed into a new future.

Task Forces that have been working on other community priorities will also be asked to provide progress reports on their activities over the past several months. Among those will be updates on a new community center, as well as plans to replace the convenience store and the restaurant that were destroyed.

Updates will also be provided on plans to revamp the city’s comprehensive plan with help of the Nebraska chapter of the American Planning Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture. A special committee that is working on a celebration that will commemorate the first anniversary of the tornadoes will provide a preview of its plans, as well.

Information also will be shared on how the Village of Pilger is working with federal and state agencies to secure financial assistance to replace city-owned infrastructure that was severely damaged or destroyed by last summer’s storms.

Anyone who is interested in the rebuilding of Pilger—city and rural—is invited to attend the Town Hall meeting and to join one of the Task Force teams to contribute to the redevelopment process.

For More Information Contact:
Kim Neiman, Village of Pilger, 402-396-3563
Gene Willers, Midwest Bank, 402-396-3431