By Tim Kowols
The eyes of the world will be on Algoma over the next two weeks as leaders learn more about the success of the community’s Live Algoma Initiative. The visit from leaders from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other organizations is a part of the initiative’s recognition of being a finalist for the Culture of Health Prize, an award given to communities going above and beyond to help each other improve their health and well-being. Algoma School District Superintendent Nick Cochart says it is yet another opportunity for the community to show the strides it has made.
Algoma is among 11 finalists for the prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which could net the initiative a $25,000 grant. Cochart says Algoma will also welcome world leaders on August 15 as a part of a summit being held in Green Bay.