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Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040is a movement based off an evolving plan created by the citizens of the Willmar Lakes Area. The goal of this effort is to create a long range plan for building healthy communities where people want to live, work, do business and raise a family.

Goal Projects
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Events & Activities
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Testimonials
From our community volunteers

“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”

Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”

Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation

“I'm proud to volunteer and support the efforts of Vision 2040 because creating a healthy community takes a collabortive effort. No one person or entity can create a community where people want to live and work and play, but working together we can create it. Vision 2040 started with an inclusive effort to bring together people from across our region to articulate their vision of the future of our region's communities. The goals that emerged from that vision offer everyone the opportunity to share in the collaborative work necessary to create a healthy and vibrant region--and that's a good thing for all of us.”

Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College
Recent Article Posts
Vision 2040 in the Community
Vision 2040 Leadership Awarded WACF Grant
Funds from this award will be used to fund a program coordinator for the 2017 program year.
Vision 2040 Leadership Now Accepting Applications
Applications for this Willmar Lakes Area leadership course will be accepted through August 5th, 2016.
Movies in the Park 2016
Movies in the Park is back for it's 3rd season of great family fun!
Vision 2040 Leadership Awarded Non-Profit Sustaina
The grant will be used to fund activities for the Design Team to develop an ongoing funding plan and structure.
Vision 2040 Leadership Graduates Class of 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Vision 2040 Leadership Graduates!