Non-profit organizations gathered in Owego Wednesday to discuss how to improve Tioga County.

The Tioga County Non-Profit Network met at Tioga Opportunities.

Representatives from about 15 local organizations discussed what they are working on and plans to improve the community. 

Executive Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tioga and Chemung Counties Andrew Fagan says it’s important for any community to have vibrant non-profits that are working together.

“Our work is to try and improve the overall health, well being and quality of life in Tioga County. We can do that better if we have a better understanding of who our partners are and who else is out there. To make sure we don’t duplicate how to maximize resources, resources are tight for a lot of non-profits. So how can we work together to better understand what we need and to meet the needs of the community,” said Fagan.

Fagan says this is the 3rd year the network has met on a consistent basis.

He also adds that they meet every other month in a new location so they can visit where the various participants work.