16 February 2012


There are many things happening in this crazy city these days, despite the lack of posts from yours truly. Many changes coming our way as well. Business Caffeine is going on round 2 next week. Our local business owners are gathering to talk about things like promoting each other and downtown Windom. There is so much potential for our downtown and unveiling that potential starts without local businesses. I couldn't be more excited to chat with all my business owner peers about things we can do downtown, especially as spring and summer start to show their faces. Next, Windom is once again looking for a new EDA Director. I pray the committee finds someone who knows Windom and is is willing to invest heart, mind and soul to this beautiful city. I hope they see its potential beyond a manufacturing company, and see a city capable of providing jobs for knowledge workers and the creative class. May they see beyond buildings that are yet to be built, but instead see the potential and character in the ones still standing whispering history, stories, memories and community. And how easy it would be to keep this history alive. I feel like I have posted this all before only a short year ago...interesting how things work. And finally another change among our Chamber of Commerce. Windom is now looking for a new Chamber Director. These two positions are two of the most important positions in our community. Positions promoting Windom and all it's potential. My prayers are withbthose who must make a very important decision for our community-make us proud, make this community proud by filling these positions with optimism, hope, and passion. We must make it easy for the world to find Windom on a map of a million cities and these two positions are key roles in making that happen. With all these crazy changes happening in Windom, one thing remains the same...my love for this crazy place I call home. Happy times,

1 comment:

  1. Wish you the very best and I've seen many of the changes you speak of, but haven't lived in Cottonwood County since the 80s. IMHO, we need to hold onto our local economies, or build back what's has been let go. Read Wendell Berry, the poet, farmer, Christian, and activist if you ever need some inspiring ideas. He has a lot of ideas about strong local communities that make sense.