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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 two 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. Wendy Webb and Laura Hood Beckman 320-274-3889 hoodbeck@lakedalelink.net, Action Team Co-Leads ACTIONS

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. Marlene Young, Action Team Lead  320-274-5351 myoung@lakedalelink.net

ACT Skateboard Park The Skateboard Park Action Team strives to bring a skateboard park to Annandale. Maggie Frieberg, Action Team Lead

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. Renee Cardarelle, Action Team Lead  320-248-4629 r.card@live.com

ACT Discover Downtown Annandale – The Discover Downtown Annandale Action Team is committed to promoting and improving the Downtown area of Annandale. In 2012 the DD Team dedicated their newest project, Clock Tower Park on Main Street Annandale. Amy Sparks 320-492-1436 and Sue Thwing 320-420-3513 and Patty Knight, Action Team Co-Leads  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. Marlene Young – Action Team Lead  320-274-5351   myoung@lakedalelink.net

ACT 1922 School Building ReUse Project –  The ReUse Project Steering Committee is facilitated by Laura Hood Beckman, 320-274-3889 hoodbeck@lakedalelink.net. See the ReUse Project website for current information.


Join any of the ACTION TEAMS by contacting ACT Chair, Laura Hood Beckman 320-274-3889 hoodbeck@lakedalelink.net


ACTION TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:


ACT OFFICERS
as of January, 2014

Laura Hood Beckman, Chair
Renee Cardarelle, Vice-Chair
Wendy Webb, Secretary
Marlene Young, Treasurer

The ACT Board made up of current ACT officers plus the Action Team Leads 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 now a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN # 16-1719595. Mail to: ACT, P.O. Box 596, Annandale, MN 55302