Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00
Gather for Good
Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00
Raised for Local Nonprofits
715 gifts
Totaling $137,850.00

Clay Center Action Network

Goal: $4,000.00

Specific Need

Funding for projects developed from the Clay Center downtown design and improvements to the downtown experience:


Community Wayfinding Signage



To make downtown Clay Center a pedestrian-friendly destination location.  This will serve two purposes.  First, it will help maintain vitality of the downtown businesses by increasing walkability and usability of open spaces and buildings.  Second, it will improve the quality of life in the community by providing social and entertainment opportunities for people of all ages.  Increased foot-traffic in the downtown and more time spent in the area will strenghen these community ties.


Clay Center Action Network (CCAN) is a community-based team dedicated to Clay Center.


In 2016, the Clay County Economic Development Group partnered with the Chamber of Commerce, City of Clay Center, and Clay County to contract with the KSU School of Architecture for a downtown design project.  The project was designed to generate interest in future possibilities for the area. The KSU class presented their designs during several events key in the community.  Survey responses were taken at these events from community members to determine interest in the ideas.


From these discussions individuals then assembled to bring concepts into focus.  The team was named Clay Center Action Network (CCAN) and consists of Jeremy and Nicole Glavan, Renee Langvardt, Monte Green, Josh Peterson, Jacob Lohrmeyer, Heath Craig, George Murchison, and Lori Huber.


The team first enrolled in First Impressions, a KSU Extension program, to learn about how the town is viewed by those from outside the community.  A group of people visited Clay Center and provided feedback on what they liked and where they saw opportunities for improvement in the area.  This information was presented at an open meeting to the public and community input was gathered.


The team considered these ideas and determined to focus on several items for implementation.  Those areas are: Community Wayfinding Signage, Downtown Historic District, & Downtown Streetscape.


Through detailed planning, fundraising, and receiving grant awards, the process of completing a professional survey of historic properties in downtown Clay Center was completed.  At this time, the application for a Historic District designation has been submitted.  We are confident an official designation will be awarded to our beautiful community!


Through the support of generous community members, the first phase of wayfinding signage has also been designed and installed.  Signage completed so far includes improvements to Dexter Park, shown in photos below.


Thank you to all our donors and CCAN supporters!

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$1,835.00 received
in 11 gifts
45.88%  of  $4,000.00 Goal


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Clay Center KS 67432
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