Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

Kickoff and Site Tour Itinerary

 

Koochiching County Kick Off and Site Tour Itinerary
Wednesday, January 7 through Friday, January 9

KICK OFF/SITE TOUR OBJECTIVE: To provide a community orientation to our consultants, an introduction of the project to key stakeholders, and set the stage for more detailed interviews and follow-up.

Day One Wednesday, January 7
12:41 pm Newmark representatives arrive in International Falls
1:00 pm Orientation lunch with tour guides
1:30 pm Orientation community tour of International Falls area to include major infrastructure, key sites and other public/private assets
4:30 pm Check in to hotel
5:30 pm Kick off dinner meeting with internal project team
7:00 pm Voyage Forward Reception and Project Review and Discussion – Lenard’s Restaurant
8:30 pm Adjourn for the day
Day Two

Thursday, January 8

7:30 am Working breakfast and City/County/Economic development overview
9:00 am Voyage Forward Leadership and Long Term Vision and Strategy/Asset Team Meet and Greet
Team A Team B
10:30 am Leave for reconnaissance tours of Northome, Big Falls, and Littlefork Leave for reconnaissance tour and introductory meetings with economic development representatives in Fort Frances
11:00 am Tour Fort Frances community and have lunch meeting with economic development representatives in Fort Frances
11:45 am Arrive Northome and tour community
12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Leave Fort Frances for Ranier
1:15 pm Leave Northome for Big Falls Arrive Ranier and tour community
1:45 pm Arrive Big Falls and tour community
2:15 pm Leave Ranier for VNP Visitor Center
2:30 pm Arrive VNP Visitor Center
2:45 pm Leave Big Falls
3:15 pm Arrive Littlefork and tour community (Area leader(s) and local team)
3:30 pm Leave Visitor Center for International Falls
3:45 pm Arrive International Falls at VNP Headquarters Building meet with leaders of VNP, Border Patrol and Customs)
4:15 pm Leave Littlefork
5:00 pm Arrive International Falls and reconnect with Team B Reconnect with Team A
5:15 pm Meetings with leaders of the key locally managed community infrastructure
6:45 pm Adjourn for the day
7:30 pm Dinner NGKF Team on their own
Day Three Friday, January 9
7:30 am Working breakfast with staff-level leaders of the key public infrastructure services
9:30 am One or two members of the Consultant Team meet with The Journal staff (Laurel Beager, editor) for interview
9:30 am Debriefing and define next steps with Voyage Forward Leadership and Long Term Vision and Strategy/Asset Team
11:00 am Check out of hotel and leave for the airport
1:06 pm Depart International Falls