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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.


Goal Projects
Find out what our goal committies have been up to and how you can participate...

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Events & Activities
From inspirational seminars to town hall gatherings, and committee meetings...
Testimonials
From our community volunteers

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

Alumni, Inaugural Class of 2015

“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'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
Recent Article Posts
Keeping You In The Loop
Patty Wetterling at Life Connections
Patty Wetterling is the featured speaker at the Life Connections event taking place at the Willmar Civic Center on Friday, April 21st at noon. The event...
Community Conversation About Difference at Ridgewater College
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. In a world that seems increasingly fragmented and where our differences frequently divide us, this will...
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! ...