Thank you for visiting the new Envision Fond du Lac planning initiative website

We’re ready to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and make a better future – together!

Over the course of the last few years, the Envision Fond du Lac initiative process engaged hundreds of residents from all walks of life. The following pages recount the conversations had, strategies outlined and actions for next steps. We are also happy to acknowledge that there is a brand new organization in town called Envision Greater Fond du Lac. While the Envision initiative and Envision GFDL are not one in the same, they are not mutually exclusive either. In fact, it could be said that the Envision initiative helped bring Envision Greater Fond du lac to life.

You Spoke. We Listened.

You came out by the droves and shared your concerns, your aspirations, and your ideas for change. Your fingerprints are on every page of this plan.

Priority areas

In conversations with nearly a thousand community members from 2014 to 2016, we heard the same issues pop up again and again. The following are the three big ideas and focus areas of our community plan.

Our economy

Become one of the primary hubs for entrepreneurship, small business start-ups, and quality job growth within Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Our Identity

Enhance Fond du Lac’s community identity and distinct sense of place.

Our Next generation

Attract, retain, and invest in Fond du Lac’s next generation.

Recent Project Updates

Establish a volunteer network

Establish a large volunteer network organized around specific community service projects, including any opportunities to engage and coordinate with existing volunteer organizations within the Fond du Lac community. Status: In Progress Lead(s): Greg Giles, YMCA Partners(s): YMCA Updates: 3/14/17 Progress continues with Tomorrowhood initiative; Related and positive, but not previously identified through Envision FDL activity, FondyVolunteers.org through United Way […]

Promote living locally in Fond du Lac

Coordinate with major employers to promote living locally in Fond du Lac and have them directly link new residents with community ambassadors early in their relocation process. Status: In Progress Lead(s): Todd Koss, Grande Cheese; Jim Cleveland, FCEDC Partners(s): FCEDC, Agnesian, Michels, J.F. Ahern, Fives, Wells, C.D. Smith, Excel Engineering Updates: 3/14/17 Jim Cleveland working to move this […]

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