It was toward the end of 2003 when Cold Spring was notified that they had been selected by the Initiative Foundation and the Minnesota Design Team to be involved with their respective community development programs.
In 2004 the 20/20 Steering Committee helped orchestrate a myriad of research efforts, meetings and interviews to help prepare for the Minnesota Design Team weekend. In June of 2004, over 120 local citizens took part in a MN Design Team community brainstorm session.
Six 20/20 Action Teams were created in September of 2004. These groups took the priorities established during the previous 8 months and converted them into goals and action plans.
This story tells about the accomplishments of 2005 and the aspirations of 2006. Planning and taking action for the future can truly make a difference in a community. This is an insightful story about grass roots people who really want to make a difference in their home town and are succeeding at doing just that.