Sparking Ideas Into Action

Now booking 1-on-1 Sessions with Paula!

Gather with others excited about these topics to discuss progress and also brainstorm ways to keep moving forward.

New topics welcome! Sign up for a time slot with Melissa at 345-3159.

Tues. Nov. 12
Wed. Nov. 13


*Links to Facebook Event Page

YOU set the agenda for this one-hour 1-on-1 team coaching session with Paula Jensen, Dakota Resources community coach, and Melissa Waldner, Day County Economic Development Director.

Let Paula and Melissa help you overcome a roadblock, connect with new resources, gather newly interested community members, consider new ideas, or whatever else is keeping you from moving forward.

All gatherings will be held at the Lake Region Business Center, 1209 Main Street.

THANK YOU -- Fall Team Coaching Sessions

Join the teams exploring topics and ideas that improve the community. 

After School Program – Kelly Hanson
Arts – Darlene Dulitz
Crafter’s Co-op – Chayse Shoemaker
Housing – Ellen Hesla
Recycling – Jen Moos
Walk/Bike Path – Mia Hannan
Waubay Main Street – Roger Johanning
Webster Main Street / Sip & Jingle Events – Cynthia Premus & Tanya Snaza
Women's Networking – Jalayni Zakrzewski
Workforce & Education – Amy Miller


City of Webster, CorTrust Bank, Dacotah Bank, Dakota Resources, Great Western Bank, Lake Region Electric Association, Inc., NorthWestern Energy, Sanford-Webster, Day County Champion Community, and Webster Area Development Corporation

Contact Melissa Waldner at 345-3159 or stop by Suite 110 in Day County Courthouse.

We were glad to see so many friendly faces at the Sparking Ideas Into Action gathering at Izaak Walton Clubhouse on April 18!

View photos and read more about this gathering >

Groups were formed by several attendees:
  • Starting a health and wellness committee in Day County
    Contact Becky Weitbrecht
  • Hosting a meeting for archers in May
    Contact: David Trefz
  • Funding for housing development
    Contact: Derek Sinner
  • Host a business information session
    Contact: Tiffany Langer
  • Day County Recycling
    Contact: Jen Moos
  • Fine Arts
    Contact: Brooke Johnson

You are invited to join us as we dig deeper into these interests. Joe, Paula & Jamie (our community coaches) will be back in 2018 to help teams work through challenges or provide other valuable insight as they move forward.

To get connected, or for more general information, contact Melissa at 345-3159 (office), 265-1675 (call/text) or email.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!

* City of Webster
* NorthWestern Energy
* Lake Region Electric
* Sanford-Webster
* Dacotah Bank
* CorTrust Bank
* Great Western Bank
* Dakota Resources
* Day County Champion Community
* Webster Area Development Corporation

Spark Social

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