Better Together Lakes Region

As Gandhi so well put it…"Be the change you wish to see!"
Join us as together we build a healthy community where all have a sense of belonging!

Mentoring Together - Click for more

More Better Together VIDEOS can be found on the BTLR videos page.

Better Together is a grassroots effort to rekindle our spirit of neighborhood and community in the Lakes Region. Every individual has a contribution to make, and everyone is welcome to come and express an idea or two that will help improve our community.

Have you heard the buzz? Community Aspirations are in the air!

For several months a number of your friends and associates have been working on a set of aspirations that citizens of the Lakes Region who live and work in Laconia are asked to adopt. There is a petition drive to gather hundreds of signatures of people who believe practicing common courtesies and respect toward one another will help create a safer, healthier community for us all. Click here for more info.

What's Next?

New Action Teams are forming all the time.
Join us!

or call 603-581-1571 for more information.

Better Together meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month unless otherwise announced.
We meet at the Laconia Middle School Library from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Please join us and bring your ideas on making your community EXTRAORDINARY!

Jan. 24
Feb. 28
Mar. 28
April 25
May 23
June 27

You are encouraged to bring a can of soup
for a local food pantry.

Get Involved!
Join a Group!
Start a Movement!

Mind Map - Click for larger image
This mind map was developed by the Better Together Lakes Region Steering Committee and illustrated by Abbe Bryant. It depicts the aspirations, strategies and outcomes used by various action teams to improve their community represents the efforts of hundreds of Lake Region residents. (click to enlarge)

In the News:

Better Together Lakes Region celebrates first anniversary

'Got Lunch' initiative aims to keep cupboards stocked for city's children this summer

Your ideas, your aspirations, and your voice are needed and welcomed
as we continue to take our community from Ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!

Better Together seeks to rekindle the spirit of our neighborhoods and community in the Lakes Region through people working together to create the community they want to see.
-Karen Welford

Better Together participants

The Better Together community is here to support each other with turning these ideas into action, because we are truly Better Together.


Neighbor to Neighbor

Come and listen to what your friends are doing. Meet new people.
Start your own community project. Get involved in someone else's.

We write ideas on the table cloth!

Better Together is a grassroots effort to rekindle our spirit of neighborhood and community in the Lakes Region. Better Together was initiated in the spring of 2010 by the Lakes Region Children & Family Coalition, a group of organizations serving children and families throughout the Lakes Region committed to working together to strengthen families and community.


Downloadable Documents

Meeting Notes from March 28, 2013
Meeting Notes from February 28, 2013
Better Together Overview
GOT LUNCH update & appeal 4/18/11
Press Release: Gardening Together Forum 4/28/11
Community Commentary: Student Mentoring 3/10/11

February 11th, 2011's Cabin Fever Festival walking tour map and brief history of Laconia is here.

Grant Awards for Nonprofit Organizations and Grassroots Community Projects

Better Together ad by Kevin Sperl