Buffalo County Community Partners (BCCP) is the second of five Kearney nonprofit finalists in the All Makes 100 Year, $100k Office Makeover Contest. BCCP aims to assess, strengthen and promote the health of Buffalo County by engaging the community with coalitions that focus on county issues.
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Q: Why do you need an office makeover?
A: Community Partners host community meetings and the space and furniture that is currently used is not ideal for these meetings. The boardroom table and chairs have all been donated and are not matching or compatible for the space and meetings are sometimes not as efficient as they could be due to the poor layout of the table/chairs. The curtains in the board room area also need updated, as they are tear-away curtains and during a trauma-informed environmental scan, changing these was recommended.
Q: How do you devote ethical business practices to fulfilling your mission?
A: Our board of directors consists of 25 community members who meet monthly to review finances and operations of the organization. Board members are directly involved in overseeing the handling of the grant funds and private donations to the organization. Each board member is a positive influence in promoting and strengthen the health of the community.
Q: What are some positive examples of your influence on the community?
A: Buffalo County Community Partners connects teachers, parents and students to resources in the community, working with the community to asses, strengthen and promote the health of the county. BCCP has been involved in many positive changes in Buffalo County, including helping to make the HelpCare Clinic (free health care clinic) a reality, to efforts from the substance abuse prevention coalition that has been working for over 20 years in this community. Youth in our county who reported binge drinking regularly has decreased by 70% since our work started.
Q: Please demonstrate your leadership.
A: BCCP has 8 different coalitions or task forces, each focused on a different area of wellness in the community. These 100+ community members meet monthly to assess promote and strengthen their area of wellness in our community.