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Vision 2040 Connect & Concierge

The Vision 2040 Connect & Concierge welcomes you. We are a group of volunteers that want to connect with you and help you acclimate to your new home or workplace community. Fill out the form below to get connected with someone who can help you make connections and get involved with our community!

How to get started:
We invite you to select your top interests.

Archery Arts Band Biking
Boating Business Networking Groups Camping Cars/Planes
Child Care/Preschool Cross Country Skiing Faith Groups/ Religion Fishing/Ice Fishing
Fitness Food Frisbee Golf Gardening
Golfing Hiking Hunting Orchestra/Band
Philanthropic/Charity Reading School/Community College Scouts/4-H
Service Clubs Singing Team Sports Theater-Acting-Dance
Woodworking Writing  

Please provide us with background information so we can better help you.
Children at Home
School-aged Children
Empty Nest
No children
2 Year Degree
Some College
4 Year Degree
Professional Degree
Currently enrolled in College
Entrepreneur/Business Owner
Company with less than 10 Employees
Company with 10 to 50 Employees
Company with over 50 Employees
Freelancer/Home Office
Work outside Kandiyohi County

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Close to Family
Close to Friends
Love the Lifestyle
In Person

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The Connect & Concierge meets the first Friday of each month. During this time, we review all inquiries and assign them to a member to follow up with you. In addition to connecting you with community groups and opportunities, we intend to host a few events throughout the year where we can gather together to enjoy a sporting or theater event, day at the beach, social hour, etc.
We look forward to meeting you and are pleased you chose Willmar Lakes Area. It’s a great place!
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From our community volunteers

“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 made connections with community members and found many common visions.  I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.

Alumni, Class of 2016

“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
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