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:
Eau Claire County Poverty Summit
This citizen-led initiative launched in October 2016. The Poverty Summit is an 18-month process and includes 7 Stakeholder Sessions leading to the creation of Action Teams. Each Action Team will select a specific issue related to poverty and income insecurity in Eau Claire County, develop an Action Plan, and implement. Clear Vision is facilitating the Stakeholder Sessions and will train and support the Action Teams.
A Community Conversation
The Poverty Summit is a safe, respectful and welcoming community conversation. People from all kinds of backgrounds and experiences have come together to participate and collaborate. Action Teams are forming. You can join this conversation by attending the next Summit Session or contacting us at EauClaireClearVision@gmail.com. We invite you to learn more about the Poverty Summit and join this important conversation.
Upcoming Summit Dates
Thursday, January 19 • 6:30-9:00 pm
Thursday, February 9 • 6:30-9:00 pm
Thursday, March 9 • 6:30-9:00 pm
All Summit Sessions are held at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W Grand Ave in downtown Eau Claire. Doors open at 6:00 pm.