Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead – A Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan of the City of Wayzata

Wayzata 2040, Sailing Away is a community visioning process involving extensive community and stakeholder engagement and a scenario-based planning methodology. This will assist the City of Wayzata to look forward to the year 2040. The intention is for the resulting vision and priorities to be innovative, inclusive and sustainable and to provide a roadmap to guide and inform Wayzata’s upcoming comprehensive planning process in 2018.

This project, running through 2017 and wrapping up in early 2018, will engage the community in a series of conversations designed to identify scenarios for the future.

  • Community Survey.
  • Think Tank. The project will conduct a highly participatory workshop, or Think Tank, over two days with local stakeholders to develop a series of plausible futures for the community.
  • 15-20 Community Engagement workshops will be held to engage citizens in a discussion of key issues and trends, and to discuss identified future scenarios, and their implications and impacts.
  • Data visualization. The survey results and project reports will be presented in a unique, innovative and interactive data visualization platform that will allow community members to examine the data collected for themselves.
  • Final Community Vision. Based on the results of the extensive public engagement and research, a final Community Vision Report will be developed, including a recommended implementation action plan for the future. This will incorporate recommended strategies for policy development to build on and complement recent planning efforts and to represent the results received through community and stakeholder engagement.

More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead project, please contact:

Mr. Jeff Thomson, Director of Planning and Building
City of Wayzata
600 Rice Street East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Tel: 952.404.5312
jthomson@wayzata.org