From the onset of Voyage Forward in the fall of 2013, our volunteers have been the core of our success. Initial seed funding was provided through a federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration with matching funds provided by Koochiching County and International Falls.
The purpose of the grant was to develop a Strategic Action Plan to enhance our region and diversify our economy. The Destiny Drivers currently being pursued are an integral part of the Strategic Action Plan.
The grant ended in December of 2015 and to keep this initiative moving forward, we asked local businesses, organizations, and individuals for their financial support. The funding will allow the Voyage Forward Stewards to achieve the goals of the Destiny Drivers, maintain the website and conduct community events designed to be both informative and to seek additional Stewards.
We are all volunteers and none of the funds provided are being used for personnel. The funds are only being used to keep the lines of communications open with the citizens of Koochiching County and the surrounding area.
Contact one of the Destiny Driver Champions or any one of the Stewards to get involved. We are at our best when we pull together for the common good.
Join us on our Journey to Success!
Financial support for the Voyage Forward effort has been generously provided by the following businesses, organizations and individuals. Without their support, we could not maintain this website and keep our citizens informed. We are humbled by their continued support throughout our Journey to Success.
This space is for Partner Organizations and Individuals that provide marketing, outreach, or other non-financial support.
Champions and Stewards are actively involved in making our community the best it can be. They are your neighbors and friends, reach out to any one of them to find out how you can become involved in creating our future.
Michael Wellcome (coordinator)
Sheila Demenge (alternate)
Pete Schultz (alternate)
Jim Yount (alternate)
Wes & Lynn Peterson
Jo Anne Kellner
Jim & Connie White
Pete Schultz *