Headwaters Communities in Action

What is HCIA?

Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) is a citizens group that fosters leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of community well-being for the Headwaters Region. We do this by helping to inform and engage citizens about issues affecting the well-being of our community. By hosting community conversations and encouraging people from different sectors and municipalities to work together, we help to coordinate effective responses to shared and emerging issues.


Since our inception in late 2004, HCIA has been a convener of community conversations.  We provide citizens with information about emerging issues and opportunities and also support the start-up of collaborative projects that enhance community well-being.

HCIA has several project areas resulting from priorities identified in our Community Well-Being Report and the follow up Community Well-Being Refresh project.

Current HCIA Projects Include