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Make a Connection at the 2017 Leadership Fair!

Join the Vision 2040 Leadership Class of 2017 in exploring leadership opportunities around the Willmar Lakes Area at the 2017 Leadership Fair.  This new and exciting event will be held on April 13, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at  Ridgewater College's Student Center.  The Leadership Fair will allow you the chance to hear from established leaders as part of the Leadership Panel Discussion and meet with representatives from various non-profit organizations who are seeking leaders to fill vacant positions on Boards and Committees.  Vision 2040 Leadership Alumni are invited to join the Class of 2017 for their morning session and networking lunch for $5.00.  The morning session will feature a presentation on the Leadership Gap by University of Minnesota Extension Senior Research Fellow, Ben Winchester.  Contact Christy at (320)235-0726 ext. 2018 to RSVP by March 31, 2017.



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From our community volunteers

“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

“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
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