Great Northern Services (CA lic. # 629328) brings the knowledge and experience of community development to your door. We meet the challenges of city and county jurisdictions and individuals through applications and management of various funding sources so that our residents, communities and businesses can benefit.
Invigorate – Initiate – Improve
Great Northern Services invigorates communities by initiating positive social change to improve economic conditions.
GNS is committed to helping communities navigate growth and change while enhancing the cultural, social, environmental and economic qualities that are the essence of what makes a place a valued home to its citizens. GNS promotes inclusive, proactive decision-making and planning by offering guidance, tools, research, capital and other support to citizens and community leaders. GNS believes that if communities explore and identify their special economic, natural, physical and human attributes – their heart and soul elements – then these clearly articulated elements will guide and sustain them through the difficult processes of decision-making, implementation and monitoring, and will improve their chances of building successful and sustainable futures.
As Community Development Professionals we value:
- Partnerships – through internal and external collaborations
- Uniqueness – of individuals and communities
- Education – as a means to help people identify assets, capacities, needs, resources and solutions
- Civic involvement – through participation and partnership to improve the quality of community life
- Access to information and knowledge – as a basis for decision making