Vision 2040—Goal One: Attracting and Retaining Newcomers to Willmar Lakes Area
Fourth Quarter Notes: October 10, November 14 and December 12, 2016
I. No notes taken in October and November
October— Review of progress and renewed focus on quality market rate rental.
October & November— Guests from nonprofit & private investors interested in Willmar area.
December—Develop housing stakeholder list, assumptions and possible implementations.
II. Local updates on market and interest in development.
III. Discussion about Vision 2040 subgroup duties for sharing information with the Steering Committee and importance of having Steering Committee liaisons. Jeff Holm and Aaron Backman will be liaisons; Jill Bengston is subgroup team leader with Linda Mathiasen assisting as co-leader and scribe. Bruce Peterson is city liaison.
IV. Possible outcome: Online inventory of available developments, neighborhoods. See link to Marshall example: http://ci.marshall.mn.us/main/index.php/economic-development/2012-12-17-15-52-06/housing
V. A stakeholder list with assumptions and next steps was created for the group’s goal of
“What will it take to get an adequate inventory of quality rental options to have
more people move to Kandiyohi County?”
VI. Next meeting: Monday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Kandiyohi County HHS Bldg, Room
Agenda: Review of Stakeholder list, prioritize next steps with invitations to high power-high interest groups, local updates on market and interest in development.
Reoccurring Meeting: Second Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
at Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Building
Respectfully submitted by
Linda Mathiasen, 320-444-1523
“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'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 am excited to make a difference and feel confident to do so!