Walking in the Agrihood, Where Apples Grow on Shoes…
We take a deep dive into the future

Lynn Gerlach, Tamarack Communication
Envision Communications Director

Good news: You can now purchase Ralph Lauren fashions for your digital avatar and then exercise your soccer “muscles” in the Metaverse with your buddies — and never even break a sweat. On a more practical level, you can buy a pair of actual, real-world sneakers and, when they get shabby, plant them in your backyard and anticipate their new growth as a pair of apple trees! Seriously….

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Police Chief among new Strategic Foresight Students

Chris Davis, Green Bay’s new police chief, was among 16 participants in Envision’s most recent Strategic Foresight workshop. He explained that “a big part of my job in twenty-first-century policing is anticipating trends and being ready when the future arrives.” Invited to enroll in the course by Mayor Eric Genrich, Davis said he’s interested in following the trend away from “de-fund the police” and toward placing higher value on policing as gun crime increases. “The trick,” he says, “will be to effectively address violence while moving forward on police reform efforts.” (Click here for the for the entire article)

Devon Christianson Shapes the Future at the ADRC

By Nan Nelson, Board Member

“Our values are front and center here. Everyone contributes to living those values in their work, and they have to resonate with every position. Are our priorities determined by leadership? I say ‘no.’ Everything worth doing comes from the bottom up, so to speak, driven by the people at our agency who are on the front lines, living and breathing our values. We have a saying here: Every job matters -and we mean it.” So says Devon Christianson, Executive Director of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).