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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 four more ACTIONS TEAMS were added in later years.


 ACT EVENTS in 2018:

ACT EVENTS in 2019:

Holiday Home Tour:  November, 2019


ACT Arts The Arts Action Team seeks to promote, plan and provide artistic and cultural events in the Annandale area. Free Concerts in the Park are held each 2nd and 4th Friday in the City Park at 7:00 p.m. ACTIONS 

ACT Discover Downtown Annandale – The Discover Downtown Annandale Action Team is committed to promoting and improving the Downtown area of Annandale. A Farmers 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 Farm to Feast Community Dinners  –  The Field to Feast Action Team strives to support the Farmers Market and its vendors at an annual community dinner presenting Field to Feast ideas.

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:

  2016 ACT Annual Report     2017 ACT Annual Report


ACT OFFICERS
as of January, 2018

Chair - Position is Open. Kelly Hinnenkamp is the current Coordinating Chair
Vice-Chair - Judy Grabham
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  (approved 10-14-2016)