The city of Inman is wondering how to attract more people.
Inman’s board of education and city council will collaborate on Jan. 28 to find ways to encourage more people to make Inman their home.
The city of Inman and USD 448 have agreed to have two joint meetings a year, due to past minimal attendance at school board meetings.
Kevin Case, superintendent for USD 448, said proposed housing incentives won’t be the main focus of the discussion.
“The housing incentives are really just part of the bigger picture,” Case said. “What we’re asking ourselves is, how do we promote Inman and draw in more diverse people?”
Case said one possibility is the incorporation of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, into city operations. Case said that while USD 448 currently uses social media to promote events, the city does not use social media at all.
Both Case and city council members Bob Jones and Keith Miller said while some ideas are up in the air, deeper discussion and decisions will happen at the next meeting. The joint city council and board of education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Inman High School library.
“I think the important part is that dialogue is beginning to happen,” Case said.