It's amazing how clear the future becomes when you have a plan. That's what the Stevens County Board of Commissioners hopes will happen through Stevens FORWARD, a two-year process to identify a shared vision or "destiny" among the communities of Donnelly, Chokio, Alberta, Morris and Hancock.
The Center for Community Stewardship in Bemidji will help guide Stevens FORWARD. The center will work with citizens to identify "Destiny Drivers": important goals that will help form Stevens County's economic, environmental and social future.
Currently, Stevens FORWARD is meeting with "stewards," residents who care deeply about their community who can start conversation around "Where do we want to go, and how do we get there?"
For more information, call 320-287-0882.
Several organizations have come together to help fund Stevens FORWARD, including West Central Initiative through its community organizing and visioning grant.