Exploring Our Future

In January 2014, Midland County embarked on a strategic planning process known as Midland: Exploring Our Future. This process was initiated by the Midland Community Success Panel, but was designed to be a community-based strategic plan.

The Midland Community Success Panel was formed to enhance prosperity in Midland County by gathering key stakeholders to envision our best future through sharing ideas, building productive relationships, and aligning economic development efforts.

View the Midland: Exploring Our Future results using the download links below:

Final Report
City Council/County Commissioner Presentation 2015
Summer 2015 Update

Find Midland: Exploring our Future on Facebook!

Check out the infographic to see how the process works:


2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Allowing everyone the opportunity to get out and explore
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
RiverDays The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Violence Prevention Partnership Promoting the safety and well-being of our citizens