2030: Are We Visionary Leaders? – Added More to The Story

Resharing an old blog post with an update on what has happened since February of 2013.

Vision 2030 was discussed at the monthly Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Upbeat Breakfast where our director Bill Jhung spoke to the room about being leaders and what that looks like.

Well, some individuals took his words, the beginning of Vision 2030, and Steve Wilson’s words below and ran with them.

CDA 2030 is alive and well and accomplishing a lot of things in our community moving us closer to the Coeur d’Alene we want to see by 2030.

With the increasing population and the problems and/or opportunities that go along with that I am sure the Coeur d’Alene Chamber, CDA 2030, and us here at the North Idaho Small Business Development Center will be poised to help those in our community stay in business and help those who want to start a business get started on the right foot.

What would you like to see happen in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas by 2030?

CDA 2030 is a community-based project created to develop a vision for a bright future for greater Coeur d’Alene – and a plan to get there. We invite your participation. Over the past two years CDA 2030 has garnered the input of thousands of community members’ participation to develop a shared vision and a plan to make that vision a reality.

Posted at CDA Press: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00 am

Bill Jhung, from Idaho’s Small Business Development Center, certainly challenged us at February’s Upbeat Breakfast, both in terms of our individual engagements in our leadership roles, and as a community. Bill, thank you for a great message on Tuesday.

Now what?

No doubt many of you will analyze, with deep introspection, your own personal levels of engagement, but how do we challenge the community’s engagement level? How do we begin to think, act and lead more strategically?

We have a chance do just that through Cd’A 2030, a visionary process being discussed by many. As a community; where are we now? Where are we going? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? Are we getting there? What shared values do we have? These are questions that if answered, will as Bill Jhung suggested “lead us to a better future”

I, as many of you, had the opportunity to listen to Steven Ames during a series of meetings discussing this very topic. We do have an opportunity to make a difference. I believe that the Chamber’s membership should embrace this concept and actively participate. What better role for a Chamber but to help lead our citizens to a better future. As leaders in our community, are we engaged at the strategic level (visionary) or at the activity level? In other words, are we to be extraordinary or average? Let’s choose to be extraordinary.


President, Cd’A Chamber