Design:SD Vision Teams

Spring 2018 Gathering
Thanks to all who joined us for Sparking Ideas Into Action on April 18. Learn more >

Spark Social
Thanks to a great crowd for attending our Spark Social and Annual Meeting on Jan. 10, 2018! Learn more about what happened >

Coaching Sessions
Thanks to everyone who attended the 1-on-1 sessions with community coaches Joe Bartmann & Paula Jensen in 2016! We met in March, July and November. 

November photos >

Your team sets the agenda for one hour of 1-on-1 time with Joe & Paula. The goal is to help your team work through an obstacle, decide what’s next, or perhaps determine your team’s work is done. Snacks, coffee and water will be available as well.

90 Day Challenge Celebration
Congratulations to all teams for a job well done! Here are photos from the celebration on June 20, 2016.

  • Pop-up walk/bike path
  • Adding planters to Downtown Webster
  • Launching the bio-medical course
  • Painting a house
  • Adopt a Neighbor lawn care program

Community Coaches
Joe Bartmann, 941-2708
Paula Jensen, 228-5963

Reminder: This isn’t a life sentence! You can change your personal involvement anytime you feel it’s not working out. And, it’s also OK if your team decides it no longer needs to exist. Maybe it’s run its course, or maybe it needs to change direction. We just want to help teams be successful with whatever goal you have in mind to make Webster area a better community!

For more information, contact Melissa Waldner at 345-3159 or email.


Join a Vision Team to turn these ideas into reality!

Housing • Workforce & Education • Recreation / Walk & Bike Path • Arts
Main Street Welcoming • Business Development • Izaak Walton •Legion
Gateways • Marketing • Multi-Generational Opportunities • Creamery 
SDSU Design-Build Project • Fire Hall

Contact Melissa for more details at (605) 345-3159 or email.

Design:SD Workshop for Webster's Future

Thanks to the great crowd who joined us Sept. 25-27. 2014, when 30+ architects, landscape designers, artists, community developers and college architecture students spent three days in Webster to help the community turn its ideas into reality!

We cannot thank these enthusiastic people enough: visiting experts, sponsors, planning team, host families, initiative teams, volunteers and event attendees. Thank you for your interest in the Webster area's future!

Eight roundtable discussions, plus community meal and workshop were held Sept. 25, followed by a jam-packed design day on Sept. 26, and a presentation to the public on Sept. 27.

Joe Bartmann, our community coach, will help Webster keep the momentum going in the coming months. 

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Webster Area Development Corporation
Webster Area Chamber of Commerce
Day County Champion Community
City of Webster
NorthWestern Energy

Lake Region Electric
Dacotah Bank - Webster
CorTrust Bank - Webster
Great Western Bank - Webster
Bethesda Home
Harry Knapp
Design: South Dakota
Dakota Resources
South Dakota State University, Dept. of Architecture
The American Institute of Architects - SD Chapter 


Cindy Hahler
Becky Hubsch
Kelsey Huggett 
Darci James
Jim Kurkowski
Amy Miller
David Ninke
Jordan Tupper
Melissa (Fose) Waldner


Jim & Laurie Grimes
John & LeAnn Suhr
David & Margaret Trefz

For more information, contact Melissa at 605-345-3159 or email, visit the Facebook event page or check out

Vision Boards 

The Design Team created 22 vision boards based on the community discussions this summer as well as during Sept. 25-27.  Overall, they were impressed with Webster and all 22 visions are meant to build upon Webster's successes. 

To get involved in this revolutionary project, contact Melissa at 605-345-3159 or email.

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To get involved in this revolutionary project, contact Melissa at 605-345-3159 or email.