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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.


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Testimonials
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'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

I am excited to make a difference and feel confident to do so!

Alumni, Inaugural Class of 2015
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Keeping You In The Loop
WeLEAD April - Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day
Join us for the April 19th, 2017 WeLEAD event featuring Jasmine Brett Stringer, principal and founder of lifestyle brand "Carpe Diem with Jasmine"....
Goal 2 Winter 2017 Update
Economic Vitality - Goal 2: Winter 2017   Manufacturing Day On October 12, 2016, the 10th grade students from Willmar Senior High had the...
Vision 2040: Leadership Launches New Website
Wondering what the Vision 2040: Leadership crew has been up to? Check out their awesome new website! ...
Goal #1 Housing Subgroup
Vision 2040—Goal One: Attracting and Retaining Newcomers to Willmar Lakes Area Housing Subgroup     Fourth Quarter Notes: October...
BCBS 2016 Summary for Vision 2040
Throughout 2016, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota spent significant time building relationships with community members and local organizations...