Vision Council

Lakes Area United Way Vision Council

Vision Council is a group of community members who come together to review applications and conduct interviews for agencies who have requested United Way funding for specific community-based programs. Through this process, Vision Council members come to understand community needs, learn about the impact that applicant agencies are making in the community, and make recommendations for how United Way funds should be utilized and invested to meet the needs of the Lakes Area.  Recommendations for funding are brought to the United Way Board of Directors who, based on the Vision Council's suggestions, approve funding for next year. 

Community needs, met by community dollars, determined by community members.



2022 Vision Council

Pam Finch, Red Ribbon Consulting

Jill Casper, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Darren Larson, First Western Bank

Kara Griffin, Crow Wing County

Quinn Swanson, Happy Dancing Turtle

Nicole Converse, Brainerd Chamber of Commerce

Morgan Hanegraaf, Crow Wing County

Lori Elwood, ATEK Companies

Carol Johnson, Retired

Jessica Seibert, Aitkin County

Jason Mellenthin, U.S. Bank

Kara Terry, Crow Wing County

Jenna Pettit, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Karen Johnson, Essentia Health

Heidi Hagen, Pequot Lakes Public Schools

Tammy Mulroy, Crow Wing County

Lynn Severson, Essentia Health

Shawn Hansen, The Outreach Program

Rachal Johnson, Bremer Bank

Daryl Doucette, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Anne Soberg, Crow Wing County

Shannon Wussow, Mid-Minnesota Women's Center

Danny Goerges, Pequot Manufacturing

Sarah Speer, Sourcewell

Margaret Healy, Retired

Shelia Skogen, Crow Wing County

Beth Frost, ATEK Companies

Trevor Haasch, Schroeder's Appliance/Phil's Heating and Air Conditioning

Laura Goerges, Pequot Manufacturing

Jenny Hill, Happy Dancing Turtle

Kari Eckman, Crow Wing County