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About the Process

What is LaGrange County Together?

LaGrange County Together is a community-driven initiative for a comprehensive plan for the County, the towns of LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, and Wolcottville, and all unincorporated areas. The implementation phase started in January of 2024 , and is led by the LaGrange County Plan Commission and the LaGrange County Community Foundation.
The plan was supported by a clear understanding of the county as it is, with research and data providing a foundation from which to move forward. At the same time, the values and priorities of community members – the real experts on LaGrange County – supplied the guidance and direction that make this not just a plan, but a movement.

Why here, and why now?

The comprehensive plan was designed to give a voice to everyone who wants to help guide that transformation and to ensure that we build on our strengths and maximize our potential. With strong values, a clear vision, and a commitment to action, we will come together to shape our future.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) post to learn more.

Who is leading this work?

We encourage anyone and everyone who cares about LaGrange County and its communities to participate in this rare opportunity. The implementation process is most effective and most reflective of community values when a broad range of perspectives is included.

Leadership Team

Process leadership and management

Steering Committee

Community representation, substance development, and process guidance

Outreach Team

Networking, engagement promotion, and participation delivery


(Including business, education, healthcare, and nonprofits)

Targeted input


(Including youth, adults, and seniors)

Input and feedback

County and Community Foundation Staff

Local knowledge and technical data

Elected Officials

Plan adoption and monitoring


Process facilitation and technical expertise

What is the timeline for LaGrange County Together?

The LaGrange County Together Comprehensive Plan implementation started in January of 2024 . Implementation of the plan, however, will continue for years to come.