How Can I Get Involved?

How can you or your organization get involved? Our region is changing and we need everyone’s help. You or your organization can take actions that move us toward our goals. Working together, we can implement our vision equitably throughout the region – for all residents in all neighborhoods in rural, suburban, and urban areas.

There are many ways to get involved:

    • *Encourage local government and organizations to sign the Heartland Compact
    • *Take on a project from the Heartland 2050 Action Plan
    • *Attend the semi-annual Heartland 2050 Implementation Summit meetings
    • *Invite MAPA to speak at an organization meeting
    • *Participate in one of the Heartland Implementation Committees
    • *Learn about volunteer opportunities
    • *Follow us on Facebook and visit our website often
    • *Stay informed by signing up for our mailing list below

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Please select the areas in which you are interested. Your information will be shared with the Heartland 2050’s partners which are leading implementation groups in these areas.

Develop/expand training programs to eliminate skills gap; expand agriculture industrial cluster; foster greater entrepreneurship; create welcoming environment to attract/retain young professionals

Support early childhood education; develop/expand programs to eliminate achievement gap; expand post-secondary educational opportunities

Promote more walkable neighborhoods/communities; greater access to preventative healthcare; reduce poverty resulting in stronger neighborhoods and lower crime

Encourage greater housing choice for both existing communities and suburban areas; promote redevelopment without displacing current residents

Promote efficient utility, transportation expansions; expand public transportation services, improved roads, and renewable energy technology; establish regional partnerships amongst utility providers for greater coordination

Create regional trail system connecting parks and outdoor recreation while providing greater flood protection; manage rainfall, stormwater as a natural resource; protect and improve air quality

Special committee tasked with moving forward the Vision’s mission: “all individuals and communities have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to attain their full potential