Updated: Mar 10, 2019
Helper City: The Little Town that Can
The Helper Revitalization process involved over 10 percent of the town’s population and the implementation has involved many more. Everyone in town has been affected by the results of the process, as it spawned a wave of community-led revitalization that has led to new investment throughout town. Helper, “the little town that can,” has proven that no mountain is too high to climb.
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Helper City has an historic downtown and riverfront that were viewed as potential assets to leverage for revitalization. Town leaders organized a Revitalization Committee and put forward an application to the American Institute of Architect’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT), a public service program that works with towns around the country to create community-driven action plans that leverage resources.