Ross Township is continually progressing to develop infrastructures to support the community needs. The established businesses, economic development, and progressive local government are to be supported by the community to ensure a safe and appropriate environment. It's important for citizens to buy locally as to ensure a self-sustaining economy.
Community Development Exchange defines community development as:
both an occupation (such as a community development worker in a local authority) and a way of working with communities. Its key purpose is to build communities based on justice, equality and mutual respect.
Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which, if used in creative ways, can be channeled into collective action to achieve the communities' desired goals.
Community development practitioners work alongside people in communities to help build relationships with key people and organizations and to identify common concerns. They create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, community development practitioners help to foster social inclusion and equality.
Check out Ross Township's 2013 Project Summary to see what projects the Township has been working on.