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.

Sustain Voyage Forward

Destiny Driver

With the Formation of the Voyage Forward Coalition, this Driver is complete.

Develop an organizational framework to sustain Voyage Forward

The main thrust of the “Develop an organizational framework to lead, facilitate, communicate, and sustain Voyage Forward” is to provide a mechanism for Destiny Driver Champions to communicate initiatives and inform the public.

During the early stages of the Voyage Forward effort, the Long Term Vision and Strategy Team was the driving force behind the process to encourage community engagement. When the vision was put forth at the Call to Action in September 2014, the Public Engagement Team was formed to further define the initiative and provide the leadership to conduct the community wide research efforts.

With the Destiny Drivers clearly defined, the Public Engagement Team was dissolved and the role of the Long Term Vision and Strategy Team has shifted significantly. We need to look forward and design a methodology for how we (Voyage Forward) will operate in the next five years.

Stakeholders in this Driver will develop the framework describing Voyage Forward’s ongoing roles and responsibilities.

Anticipated team members include the Long Term Vision and Strategy Team, Champions, regional economic development agencies, governmental agencies, Chamber, and the Economic Response Team.

Outcomes

  • Clearly articulate the Voyage Forward mission and vision.
  • Provide a structure for the Destiny Driver Champions to communicate, share information and ideas, and keep the public informed.
  • Provide assistance to the Destiny Driver Champions.
  • Develop a mechanism to identify and prioritize new Destiny Drivers.