UPDATE: The housing study results are now available in PDF format at the links below:
01 Executive Summary 2015 Final
02 Atwater 2015
03 Blomkest 2015
04 Kandiyohi 2015
05 Lake Lillian 2015
06 New London 2015
07 Pennock 2015
08 Prinsburg 2015
09 Raymond 2015
10 Regal 2015
11 Spicer 2015
12 Sunburg 2015
13 Willmar 2015
Background: On September 30th, 2015 a presentation discussing housing needs in each Kandiyohi County community was held. The meeting was put on by Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 and the Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority at the Health and Human Services building multi-purpose room (2200 23rd St. NE, Suite 2090). Presented by the study’s author, Community Partners Research, Inc.
The study results are available in the links above.
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.
“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.”