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The Annandale Area Community Team (ACT) was formed in 2002 by a diverse group of dedicated area citizens. The original group received leadership training in 2003 through the Healthy Communities Partnership Program of the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation, learning how to reach out and engage local citizens in developing a shared vision and integrated plan for a brighter future in Annandale. At a visioning session in 2003 the group identified plans for the community which resulted in four individual ACTION TEAMS, and more ACTIONS TEAMS were added later, in 2007 and 2009.

ACT Arts The Arts Action Team seeks to promote, plan and provide artistic and cultural events in the Annandale area. ACTIONS 

Free Concerts in the Park are held each 2nd and 4th Friday in the City Park at 7:00 p.m. Below is the 2016 Concerts in the Park schedule:

Fund-Raisers:

v  May 28 - Chair-ish the Lakes”    Six cedar Adirondack Chairs painted by local artists will be revealed at the Chili Cook-off on May 28th. They will be auctioned off at the July 8th Concert-in-the-Park.

v  July 23 - Petals and Palate Garden Tour   9am-1pm  (Tickets required)

v  August 28 - Field to Feast Community Dinner   5-8 pm  (Tickets required)

ACT Discover Downtown Annandale – The Discover Downtown Annandale Action Team is committed to promoting and improving the Downtown area of Annandale. A Farmer's Market is open 8:00 a.m. to noon each Saturday, June through early October, in front of City Hall on Cedar Street. In 2012 the DD Team dedicated their newest project, Clock Tower Park on Main Street Annandale.  ACTIONS

ACT Beach House Annandale –  The Beach House Annandale Action Team is dedicated to providing supervision of the beach house at the municipal park on Pleasant Lake.

ACT Heart of the Lakes Trails – The Heart of the Lakes Trails Action Team strives to develop an extensive trail system in and around the Annandale area that will provide for the health, safety, and recreation needs of the community. 

ACT Community CenterThe Community Center Action Team strives to provide a facility in the Annandale area for the general public as well the as the school district for the purpose of leisure, health promotion and civic meeting space.

ACT Skateboard Park The Skateboard Park Action Team strives to bring a skateboard park to Annandale.

ACT 1922 School Building ReUse Project –  The ReUse Project Steering Committee worked to find a reuse for the old school building, but it's endeavors were unsuccessful and the building was demolished in 2015


ACTION TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:


ACT OFFICERS
as of January, 2016

Chair - Position is Open. Kelly Hinnenkamp is the current Coordinating Chair
Vice-Chair - Position is Open. Judy Grabham is the current Coordinating Vice-Chair
Secretary - Jill Bishop
Treasurer - Marlene Young

The ACT Board made up of current ACT officers, Action Team Leads, and Members at Large meets quarterly.


ACT MISSION STATEMENT: Annandale Area Community Team (ACT) will promote and facilitate community visioning with positive changes by engaging area residents in grassroots involvement.


      The Annandale Area Community Team (ACT) was formed in 2002 by a diverse group of dedicated area citizens. The original group received leadership training in 2003 through the Healthy Communities Partnership of the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
     ACT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN # 16-1719595.
     Mail: ACT, P.O. Box 596, Annandale, MN 55302
     Email: ACT.Annandale@gmail.com

     ACT ByLaws