It's official! 1000 Friends of Minnesota has changed its name...
It is my pleasure to announce an important change at 1000 Friends of Minnesota. While we are still the same organization that has advocated for livable, thriving communities since 1998, we have chosen a new name and are in the process of updating our look. In late April 2011, we officially became Envision Minnesota, a name that more aptly describes our work and our mission.
We have changed our name because Envision Minnesota better reflects the evolution of the organization and more clearly describes our vision. We believe the new name invokes strong feelings of progress, action and aspirational work that will make Minnesota a better place.
The fundamental mission of the organization and its programs are not changing. We will continue to advocate for thoughtful development and thriving communities. We aim to be a resource for communities that want to grow sustainably. We collaborate with local partners to stay informed about the changing issues and the best strategies to achieve our mission. We will continue to work with our “sister” organizations around the country and in D.C. to affect change nationally as well.
We envision a state with vibrant cities and towns close to clean rivers, lakes, and parks. A state where people have the freedom to choose how they get around and there are housing options for people at all income levels and stages of life. A state that invests its taxpayer money wisely, and sees its economic competitiveness directly tied to its high quality of life. In short, we envision a Minnesota focused on thoughtful development and thriving communities.
I encourage you to read our blogpost about what the new name, logo and tagline mean to us. You can leave a comment on that page if you wish.
Sally K. Wakefield