Our VISTA’s service year has come to an end! Over the past year, Falon Runnebaum’s work has focused on housing and childcare which are crucial for developing a strong and robust workforce.

Theresa McLoyd Joins EcoDevo as AmeriCorps VISTA 

For the next year, Theresa McLoyd will be working with Stafford County Economic Development (EcoDevo) as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and moved to Johnson County, Kansas in 1995.

Focus on Stafford County – August 2022

This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired live at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, August 25, 2022. AmeriCorps VISTA Falon Runnebaum joined Steve and Kathleen to talk about her service year and all the things she was able to do and accomplish.

Three Houses Under Construction in St. John

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The three houses in St. John are taking shape as part of our Praire View Rental Housing! Two at the corner of 1st and Monroe and one on S. Broadway. They will be completed later this fall.

Daycare in Kansas is hard to find

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An article by John Green for The Hutchinson News published July 18, 2022.

Focus on Stafford County – June 2022

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This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired live at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Kathleen talked about the current state of housing in Stafford County and the new housing development program EcoDevo is working on.

The Current State of Housing in Stafford County

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Take a look at our current housing stock in Stafford County and see what is affordable affordable for our area.

2022 Photo Contest

Stafford County Economic Development sponsors an annual photography contest for images that will be used on promotional materials and/or our website. A $25.00 prize will be given to the winner in each of the 3 categories listed below, and an unlimited amount of honorable mention winners will receive a $5.00 prize for each entry. Categories are People, Places, and Commerce.

Focus on Stafford County – May 2022

This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Kathleen talked about St. John's upcoming Jubilee Celebration May 27-28. She highlighted events happening in the City of Stafford throughout the Summer (Munchie Mondays, Free Movie Wednesdays, and First Fridays). Kathleen also gave updates on childcare, housing, and the port.