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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...

Champion your community
Learn how you can get involved and serve your community to reach our full potential...

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

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

“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
November WeLEAD: Informal Community Leadership
Join WeLEAD for their next lunch & learn on November 15th, 2017 from Noon to 1pm at the MinnWest Technology Campus Life Science Auditorium in Willmar,...
Goal 5: Health & Wellness - Update
Goal 5: Health & Wellness has gone through refocusing. This process started with a SWOT analysis at their May 16th meeting. SWOT Analysis Findings From...
Blue Zone Trips: 2016 and Mason City 2017
What are Blue Zones?...
Women in Government, A Life of Service
Women in Government, A Life of Service...
World Premiere of Documentary Film, "Warehoused"
A unique and inspiring event took place the evening of June 20th, 2017 at the WEAC in Willmar, Minnesota. The worldwide premiere of a new documentary film...