The Central Minnesota
Sustainable Development Plan

Efficiency and Effectiveness



Goals, Recommendations and Action Steps:

Note: several of the other Efficiency and Effectiveness Recommendations & Action Steps are being forwarded by the other theme areas, ie housing, transportation.

Tighter resources; efficiency and effectiveness: Both public and private institutions are trying to do more with fewer resources. Solutions to our region’s issues must be innovative, not dependent on increased spending from traditional sources.

Efficiency and Effectiveness Goal

Growth patterns: 12,000 new homes across the region from a population increase of 8% with an average household size of 2.4 persons.  People retire here and want to live near amenities so there is moderate lake shore development. There is an increase in affordable housing and jobs so young people return. People live near jobs so big towns grow some and small towns hold steady.

Efficiency and Effectiveness Recommenations and Action Steps 


THE RESILIENT READER: Innovative Government Collaboration That Delivers Regional Cost Effective Public Services


Champion Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton


December 2016

September 2016

June 2016

April 2016

January 2016

June 2015

January 2015

July 2014

April 2014

January 2014


Want to learn more? Interested in becoming involved with this work?

Contact Dawn Espe at Region Five Development Commission and she will put you in touch with one of the theme champions.


Don Hickman, Vice President, Initiative Foundation

Andrea Lauer, Mayor of Royalton

Mel Radermacher, Economic Development Director, City of Staples

Anna Gruber, City/County Manager, NJPA