Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

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Community Leadership

It all started with Region 5 surveying the five-county area and led to the development of a comprehensive plan that includes:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Transportation
  • Connectivity
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Affordable Housing
  • Changing Population
  • Natural Resources and Development Patterns

Local leaders have offered their time and talent in developing the plans and strategies for implementation. The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation and our Community Programs Committee helped rank and finalize the region's top 4 priorities:

  1. Educated Workforce
  2. Economic Engines
  3. Affordable Housing
  4. Connectivity

BLACF is providing support and leadership to drive the effort's progress in our service area. Learn more