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Schedule and topics for Vision 2040 forums

Economic Vibrancy

Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. Many employers have had a deep impact on our economy. What is our region's next great economic "win"? If you are interested in: developing more entrepreneurs, nurturing a stronger job base and helping businesses thrive, join the "Economic Vibrancy" forum to envision how we can become one of the country's top regions for entrepreneurs, businesses, and family-supporting jobs.

Things to Do

Wednesday, 7:30-9 a.m., Willmar Conference Center. If you've been paying attention to the "one wish" chalkboards around town, you know that many residents want more things to do! If you have ideas or passion for how to increase our after hours and weekend activities, join the forum to envision how the Willmar Lakes Area can be a great place to play, eat, shop, and recreate.

Extra Forum - All Topics

Can't decide which topic you want to focus on? Then, attend an "All Topics" forum 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, New London-Spicer High School in New London.


Thursday, 7:30-9 a.m., MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. Recently, the Willmar Lakes area has seen increases in heart attacks and strokes, juvenile diabetes, and other diseases related to residents' health and well-being. If you are interested in residents' emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual health, and community services we have or need to develop, envision how the Willmar Lakes Area can become one of Minnesota's healthiest communities for children, seniors, and everyone in between.


Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Willmar City Auditorium. Somali and Spanish translators will be available. The Willmar Lakes Area continues to attract people from around the world. How can we make diversity part of our region's strength? If you're interested in equity, housing, transportation, education and other issues related to cultural inclusion, attend the Inclusion forum to envision how the Willmar Lakes Area can be one of the most welcoming and inclusive communities in the Midwest.