Walkerville Thrives

... a non-profit community development group

OUR MISSION: Walkerville and the surrounding communities will unite to serve the citizens, businesses, youth, and visitors. Our mission is to guide positive growth in the area, leading to an improved quality of life for all.

Thrives community includes six townships from Oceana and Newago Counties. They are Colfax, Crystal, Elbridge, Leavitt, Troy, and Beaver.

OUR VISION: The village of Walkerville and its surrounding communities are populated by an inclusive group of both new and longtime residents. People living in the Walkerville area are drawn here by ties to family, the rural lifestyle, and the many opportunities to enjoy nature. The peace and beauty of the area is an integral part of our lifestyles and will be considered in all of our decisions. We set aside differences to develop common goals that benefit all by building collaboration between our local governing bodies and holding genuine dialogue with all members of our rural community. We work towards a strong future by respecting the diversity of our residents and with our deeply held Christian commitment to caring and giving.

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Community Meeting

Do you love your community? Do you have ideas for the area? Help promote growth by attending our monthly community development meetings and having your voice heard! Help plan activities and events with the support of other volunteers. Working together is a great thing to do!

If meetings don't interest you but you still want to be involved, contact us and we can give you suggestions on projects or volunteer opportunities. Many hands make light work as we move towards our community development goals and see the Walkerville area continue to thrive!


Monthly Board Meetings

Board members of Walkerville Thrives hold monthly meetings to address internal organization tasks and to do high level planning for Walkerville Thrives.

Do you need to talk with the Board of Walkerville Thrives? Please contact us to be added to the agenda. We will confirm the date, time, and location with you. As we know your time is valuable, visitors will always be at the top of the agenda so you may choose to stay or leave after your topic has been addressed.

Contact Us

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Name Role
Deanna Helmlinger President
Emma Kirwin Vice Pres.
Cindy Figgins Treasurer
Volunteer Needed Secretary

Contact us on our "Walkerville Thrives" Facebook Page.