compiled by V1 Staff photos Joel Pearish design Eric Christenson video Nick Meyer
Less than 48 hours before the dawn of 2020, we invited a group of 14 locals to sit down and talk about the decade ahead in Eau Claire. To this group, we posed four forward-thinking, community-focused questions covering what they’re excited about, what’s one thing we need most, what needs to be fixed, and what are their biggest hopes for the 10 years ahead of us.
The responses they offered say a lot about who we are now and what we might become – if we listen to one another, break down barriers, support our local community, and work together with renewed dedication. But their answers only scratch the surface. Watch the videos, read some of their words, and add to the discussion below with your own thoughts on what Eau Claire’s next 10 years should bring.