The goals of the Fillmore County Development Corporation are:
>Workforce filling the gaps:skills, wages, education, employability
>Housing Increase and improve quality housing stock
>Funding Establishing a county-wide revolving loan fund
>Business Retention & Expansion Indentifying needs and celebrating successes
>Marketing Strengthening the image of Fillmore County and the FCDC
The Board of Directors of the Fillmore County Development Corporation is made up of fourteen members of the Corporation. These members are elected as Directors for a three-year term at the annual meeting. The Executive Board consists of a President, First Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President chosen from the Board of Directors. Individuals, businesses, utilities, and county and city government entities make up the membership. The Board of Directors meet on the third Thursday of each month.
Board President Kara Jacobson-Geneva 1st Vice-President Megan Williams
Secretary Ann Jansky-Milligan Treasurer Carol Vejraska, Geneva-Milligan
Past President Gary Dick-Geneva-Milligan
The backbone of the Fillmore County Development Corporation is the volunteers who work on the committees and are dedicated to the betterment of Fillmore County.
Committee Meeting Time
Agri-Business 4th Tuesday, noon (as needed)
Housing 2nd Tuesday, noon
Leadership Development 2nd Monday, noon
Public Relations 3rd Wednesday, noon
Recruitment 1st Tuesday, noon
Membership to the FCDC is open to all persons, businesses or entities interested in furthering the purposes of the Corporation and is offered at a variety of dues levels. The membership year is from January 1 through December 31 of each year.
Odegeo...Leadership for Fillmore County is a countywide program available to all residents. The purpose of the program is to identify, educate and develop leaders within Fillmore County. Over the last 15 years there have been 190 graduates. The program is held every other year and the 2010-2011 class graduated in June.
The 2012-2013 class will begin in September 18th 2012 with an evening session. The following eight sessions will be the third Tuesday of each month and run from 8:00-a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will cover topics from history, tourism, government, law, economic and community development, education, business and agriculture. Class size is limited and applications need to be submitted by July 15th.
Young Leaders of Fillmore County
The Young Leaders of Fillmore County (YLFC) was formed in the Spring of 2010 in order to help ensure that Fillmore County continues to grow, thrive and be a place where people want to live.
Anyone who lives or works in Fillmore County and is between the ages of 21-38 is welcome.
It is important that all ages of citizens become involved and support the growth of Fillmore County. There are four committees of the YLFC:
Community Relationship Committee
Coordinate events and activities to strengthen county-wide relationships
Provide avenues for involvement in events throught the county
Promote the importance of giving back to the community.
Create and sustain brand awareness
Design all promotion/marketing materials
Create community awareness through marketing
Engage and encouarge new members
Retain current members
Assist in nominating committee chairs
Cooperate with local businesses in developing opportunities for young people
Recruit young people to Fillmore county to live, work and play
Encourage networking through social events
Plan regular social events throughout the county
Inform members of the latest entertainment/events