COMMUNITY PLAN
COMMUNITY PLAN

The Vision – Top 25 by 2025

The Vision – Top 25 by 2025

We are a top 25 community where people are engaged, inspired and are leading successful and fulfilling lives.

Our community is recognized as one of the very best regions in which to live. Our residents are thriving and enjoying a superior quality of life. We have transformed our community by embracing our diversity, fostering a crime-free culture, and delivering an excellent education to all our children.

We have an agile, innovative and strong economy built on the renaissance of North American manufacturing, logistics, agribusiness and our adjacency to urban centers, such as Chicago. Our infrastructure is robust, our workforce is sought after, and our vibrant neighborhoods and cultural and recreational amenities draw people to locate in our region.

Our Community Plan

Our Community Plan

What does it mean to become a “Top 25 Community by 2025?” That’s the goal we set for ourselves and as a community we’re working towards that goal by focusing on several key areas for improvement. Areas such as education, families & neighborhoods, safety, physical infrastructure, unity, pride and culture, even living the brand are examples of where we must improve on to become a top community. Overall we found 14 key areas of focus and laid out strategies (how we make change happen) and outcomes (how we measure our success) that we, as a community, need to do in order to achieve our goal of enhancing our city and becoming a community others aspire to be. The plan is not written in stone, instead it’s always evolving and growing as we do the important work of transforming our community!

“Transforming our region
from within.”