WINONA LAKE — The Town of Winona Lake has started the process of creating its first comprehensive plan, Imagine Winona Lake 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This plan will serve as the town’s guiding policy document to engage its community in developing a long-term vision, addressing community challenges and creating solutions that offer better choices for where and how people will live, work, move and play in Winona Lake.
The plan will endeavor to reflect the goals of its community residents. Town officials have determined it to be crucial to engage as many community residents as possible in this process. To that end, a survey entitled Imagine Winona Lake has been established and is available online at https://tinyurl.com/ImagineWinonaLakeSurvey.
“Winona Lake is a great place to live, work and play,” said Council Member Rick Swaim. “We have so many assets and I am very proud of our heritage. To continue to build upon this amazing foundation that has been laid for our community, we need to gain input from our residents and neighbors as to how we should continue to grow. This future is bright with many options. In order to move forward with a plan for the next several years, we need many people to complete the Imagine Winona Lake survey. [Their] input, by completing this survey, will allow Winona Lake to create a vision of what our future should be.”
Town Manager, Craig Allebach said, “the Town of Winona Lake has seen a great transformation in the last 20 years. From our great religious heritage and values that make this community a safe, friendly town, to our Limitless Park and public services that make this community a great place to call home. Moving forward, the town values your input to create the vision of what things might look like for the town in the next 20 years.”
The steering committee is seeking public input on how residents imagine Winona Lake will look in 2030, and to help identify the challenges facing Winona Lake. Paper copies of the survey are available to fill out at the town hall. Survey participants have until Oct. 26.