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Celebrate and Help Shape the Future of Greater Mankato, E2020 Community Celebration Gathering Next Week

Mankato, MINN (October 17, 2014) – Since 2006, Envision 2020 has brought together hundreds of community members to plan what they envision for the future of Greater Mankato. Large community wide goals have been set that strive to improve the quality of life and experience of Greater Mankato residents and visitors. From livability, transportation, community development and regional governance to economic development, education and health and human services, there are many facets of life and interest that work succinctly giving this community a reputation of being a top choice for living, working and doing business.

Many goals have been accomplished in the seven years since the first Envision 2020 meeting. Now, as this community wide initiative reaches a halfway point it is important to take the time to assess what has and has not been accomplished and evaluate the priorities of the community. The information gathered from those at the event, in addition to information received from a community wide survey, available at the event and online from October 21 until November 7, will help to establish which strategic goals are considered most important to complete by the year 2020.

Everyone from the community is invited to attend the E2020 Community Celebration Gathering on October 21, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Verizon Wireless Center. The meeting is a time to celebrate and recognize what has been accomplished since the inception of the Community Vision plan. The meeting will also engage attendees in helping strategize for the desired future state of the community. Participants are encouraged to RSVP online at envision-2020.com.

Envision 2020 Background

Envision 2020 began in 2006, with a planning and visioning stage that included well over 400 citizens taking the time to engage in the important work of envisioning a desired future for the Greater Mankato region. Together, they organized a visionary plan into six Key Performance Areas and identified a total of 34 goals. Task forces were created to implement specific goals of the plan, with more than 200 generous volunteers participating in this implementation process thus far.   

Contact: Amy Linde, 507.382.3993 or alinde@greatermankato.com


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