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ValpoNEXT: A Short History and Where We Are Headed with Thais Carter

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ValpoNEXT Coordinator Kathy Sipple speaks with Thais Carter, Board Secretary and Community Board Leader for Sense of Place. 

Download a copy of the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan here.


  • 2013: City of Valparaiso launches ValpoNEXT Vision Planning process, working with PlanningNEXT as its consulting partner. Elizabeth Lynn and Matt Evans co-chair Citizen Steering Committee.
  • December 2014: Valparaiso's City Council unanimously adopts ValpoNEXT's Vision Plan.

  • January 2015: Evans and Lynn co-chair Implementation Task Force.

  • January 2016: Interim Oversight Committee to steward organizational start-up. City invites Garner Tullis to serve as Interim Coordinator.

  • January 2017: Organization launches with a new board.

  • November 2017: Kathy Sipple appointed Coordinator.

Community Boards:

  • Economic Vitality

  • Equity and Inclusion

  • Nurturing Our Young People

  • Sense of Place