Madison County Heart & Soul is an initiative that recognizes our county is diverse and made up of individual communities, rural areas, and neighborhoods. Heart & Soul’s purpose is to honor community pride as we develop a county-wide future that represents what matters most to the residents. The best way to identify Madison County’s distinctive character – and find the means to protect it – is to listen to people who live in the communities of the county.

You can help define the Heart & Soul of your community and Madison County by completing our short, anonymous survey.

Here are more ways to be involved in the Heart & Soul process:

  • If you would like to provide even more input about your community or need general information, visit our Contact tab.
  • If you would like to volunteer to be part of the team, complete a volunteer application form.

Heart and Soul’s goal is to identify the characteristics that make our communities special. These characteristics can be protected or enhanced through more effective and participatory decision-making. Communities working together within Madison County can equip themselves to steer change rather than simply cope with it.

“If you really want to take an in-depth look at what matters to the members of your community and create a stronger, more cohesive community, Heart & Soul’s the way to go.”

— Thom Harnett, Mayor, Gardiner, ME