Clear Vision Eau Claire:
Strengthening Local Democracy Through Civic Engagement
Clear Vision Eau Claire is an inclusive citizen-based community visioning and strategic planning initiative, with a mission “To engage our community for the common good”. Some community issues are exceedingly complex and resolution of those issues is beyond the capabilities of any single organization or person. Democratic politics begins with conversations citizens have about the common good and the choices they make about the kind of community they want. Using a civic organizing framework, Clear Vision Eau Claire is working to expand the community capacity for effective participatory citizenship and collaborative institutional decision-making by government, business and civil society.
Our current initiative:
The Poverty Summit is the result of county-wide dialogues held in 2014 that identified issues related to poverty as a major concern throughout Eau Claire County. MORE
This citizen-led initiative launched in October 2016. Since then, 300 people have joined the conversation about issues related to poverty and income insecurity in Eau Claire County. Some attended all sessions; some came and shared just one time; and others joined along the way. But every voice contributed, and the number of involved citizens continues to grow. MORE
Action Teams have formed, with each team focusing on a different issue related to poverty in Eau Claire County. The Planning Phase of the Poverty Summit concluded in April 2017 when Action Teams unveiled their plans. MORE
The Action Plan Implementation Phase is underway!