On April 17-19, 2015, Imagine Durant along with the Integral City team convened a dialogue where community thought leaders met to exchange and brainstorm possibilities for the future of Durant, Oklahoma. Their special focus was on the Economy and Community of Durant.
Those present pulled inspiration from their surroundings at the historical Three Valley Museum, located in downtown Durant. Twenty-four Durant thought leaders and community members from a wide variety of organizations, businesses and industries took time from their family and friends to share their stories, hopes, concerns, and visions for the city of Durant, Oklahoma.
The dialogue began with reflections among participants over an evening meal where they each shared stories of their personal connection with the community. Their affection for the small town atmosphere that has grown tremendously over the past 20 years was evident. One told of how he attended college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) over 30 years ago and fell in love with the town and the people. “It reminds me of Mayberry”.
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