Community Development

The RCDG sectors were developed to enhance and develop our community’s quality of life. It was formed to compliment traditional economic development efforts and empower residents to stimulate and create positive change through the development of sectors.

Annually, over 600 citizens engage in action team work that has beautified downtowns, stimulated the arts community, created positive media messages, brought hundreds of middle school students to our college campus, organized an effort to work continuously to save the Air Guard mission in the county, continued our local buy campaign and supported Richland County’s Historic Sites, Museums and Resources.

RCDG Volunteer Sectors

Mansfield Beautification

Beautification and development of Mansfield through volunteer projects.

Mansfield Arts and Culture

To support our artists and the arts by advocating for artistic and cultural endeavors in Mansfield and the surrounding community.

MMAC, Mansfield Military Affairs Committee

The mission of the Mansfield Military Affairs Council (MMAC) is to ensure our local, state, federal leaders and elected officials are fully informed regarding the history, mission, value, and challenges facing the 179th Airlift Wing.

Sterkel Park Sector

In 2019, a group of citizens came together to design and construct a park within Richland County that will be accessible for all, free of charge. This all-inclusive park will include barrier-free equipment, trails, pavilions, and exercise equipment. A funding campaign is underway now to raise $5.4 million to cover the cost of the new all-inclusive park. Already, $2.7 million has been donated. See how you can help!

Mansfield In Bloom

National awards program hosted by members of the Bloom Steering Committee and the Mansfield Beautification Committee to empower communities to beautify and improve the overall quality of life through our National Awards Program, Annual Symposium and Awards Celebration, Growing Vibrant Communities Program.


The LeaderRichland Sector partners with OSU Mansfield and NC State College to host junior high students at our local campus in Richland County. Our mission is to improve the educational attainment of the residents of Richland County and help prepare our students for the job marketplace.

Revitalize Bellville

Beautification and development of the Village of Bellville, Ohio.

Bellville Arts & Culture Sector

Promoting Arts and Culture in their community.

Richland Young Professionals

Richland Young Professionals (RYP) is an organization of young professionals that seeks to enhance and contribute to the prosperity of the Richland County area.

Be Focal Buy Local

Be Focal Buy Local is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards educating the community and businesses about the benefits of shopping locally.