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Vision 2040 begins work on goals

“Vision 2040 Steering Committee begins work on goals that could define Willmar for years to come”

 

by David Little
West Central Tribune

 

Years ago, workers first looked for a job and then lived where the job was located. Today’s younger workers first find the community where they want to live and then find the job to support them…

 

For the full article from a recent presentation to members of the Willmar Area NeXt organization, click here.

 

Note: Tribune photo by Ron Adams



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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

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

“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
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