Leaders in the
7 Rivers Region
who have signed the
New Albin Savings Bank
First Supply LLC
Western Wisconsin Workforce
City of Onalaska
Rushford Institute for
Redevelopment Authority of the
City of La Crosse
Town of Onalaska
Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.
Vernon Economic Development Association
Port Authority of Winona
Winona Workforce Investment
La Crescent Chamber of
City of La Crosse
Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning
Spierings Specialty Molded
River Valley Newspaper Group
La Crosse County Solid Waste
Iowa State University Extension
1 Outreach - Region 4
Health Tradition Health Plan
Allergy Associates of La Crosse
Gerrard Hoeschler, Inc.
David A. Trapp
Resolve to Collaborate
We as leaders in the 7 Rivers Region, acknowledge that the success of our region is greatly enhanced by a commitment to regional collaboration.
Collaboration - Work across jurisdictions and sectors in recognition that our economy and our assets transcend those boundaries. We agree that our ability to compete globally is dependent on our ability to collaborate locally and as a region. We recognize that quality of life and economic development do not stop at community, county, or state lines.
Cooperation - Support and promote cooperative intergovernmental strategies that create and maintain regional economic development initiatives and improve the overall efficiency of municipal services throughout the 7 Rivers Region.
Stewardship - Preserve our assets, unique places, infrastructure and natural resources because economic development and quality of life are inextricably linked - that economic prosperity means a high quality of life, and quality of life fosters economic prosperity. We know that our regional assets create economic opportunities for the region, and we will be stewards of those assets.
Celebration - Identify, celebrate and market the unique assets of all counties and communities within the region. We recognize that the whole of our regional assets is greater than the sum of its parts, and that this is a competitive advantage for our region. We know that the 7 Rivers Region represents three states, multiple counties, and a myriad of communities providing a vast array of resources and conversely, that one state, county, and municipality alone can offer only a fraction of the possible assets.
Competitiveness - Position this region, based on its assets, to successfully compete nationally and globally. We embrace competition, but we will refrain from disparaging or selling against other communities within the region. We will work cooperatively to retain, grow, and attract economic growth to our region.
Focus - Identify and strengthen specific, targeted economic development and quality of life efforts to greatly impact broader regional prosperity. We will focus our efforts on what are most effective, setting targets and priorities in our work for better results.
Servant Leadership - Support, assist and leverage leadership and related work across the region for the betterment of the region. We will demonstrate our leadership by seeking out partnership and support roles that will allow us to move the region forward by enhancing and assisting existing efforts and leaders.
Innovation - Seek innovative and creative ways to grow the region's economy in ways that preserve and enhance the quality of life. We acknowledge the competitive edge that innovation brings to this region, and will actively seek out creative solutions in our work.
Transparency - Conduct work in a way that is open and accessible. We acknowledge the collaborative benefit and trust that comes from open communication.
Measurement - Develop goals and metrics as a region to ensure progress. We will track our performance as a region, and we will use a common set of measurements to determine our progress. We come together annually to move the goals of this compact forward and to report and celebrate our collaborative successes.
Sign the COMPACT - Support the 7 Rivers Region by signing the Collaboration COMPACT.
60+ Signers to Collaboration Compact
Prior Alliance Events Photos and Presentations
Alliance Annual Meeting 2.21.12
Counties Collaboration Conference: Transportation - Keeping Us Moving