Geauga Public Library Offers Copies of GCI Study
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The Geauga Community Impact (GCI) report is available in its entirety at all Geauga County Public Library locations.
Prepared for United Way Services of Geauga County, this 282-page volume details the results of MCS Consulting Service’s survey of health and human services in Geauga County.
GCI was established in 2003 as a collaboration of community leaders from local businesses and government, faith groups, safety forces, health and social services organizations in Geauga County, according to the report.
The original report was compiled in 2004. The November 2012 update has now been published and in addition to being available in all Geauga County Public Library buildings, is also online at: www.GCImpact.com.
Geauga County Public Library offers community information to patrons to help citizens be informed about population needs and trends, Marketing Officer Lori Weber said.
"This update provides data that several community groups including United Way Services of Geauga County use to make strategic planning decisions. Offering it to the public is an example of how GCPL takes information sharing seriously. These printed reports save patrons the time and expense of looking up the information and running their own copies," she said.
“We pride ourselves on offering up-to-date reports and records to the public,” added Deborah O’Connor, director of Geauga County Public Library. “Many people do not enjoy reading documents on their computers or do not have Internet access. So, we have chosen to be proactive and provide print copies for those people who would like to have access to this study.
"In fact, GCPL offers many reports as they are published so that our patrons can be knowledgeable of findings that have an impact on their communities. We hope that citizens take advantage of this service.”
Highlights from the 2012 Geauga Community Impact survey include:
· Demographic profile of Geauga County
· Community life
· Basic and emergency needs
· Employment and Income
· Special population groups
Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at www.geaugalibrary.net.