Goal Captain: Theresa Hillis & Wendy Ulferts
Volunteer Force: 20
Goal Progress Reports: Click Here
Health and Wellness is a goal that was added in 2015. Goal Five is helping to create a community where people move naturally, eat wisely, live with a purpose and connect with others. Many of the people working to move this goal forward are from the Willmar ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Team.
An ongoing project that relates to Goal Five is "Healthy Together Willmar," an initaitive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. This initiative strives to create a future where all members of the Willmar community have access to the resources and opportunities needed to achieve their best possible health.
Learn more about Healthy Together Willmar here.
Goal Five currently has two sub-goals:
Help us make the Willmar Lakes Area a better place! Join your neighbors, friends and coworkers as we work together to Attract & Retain more awesome people to the area. Click here to Get Involved!
“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.”
“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.”
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.