What is Owatonna Forward?

Welcome to Owatonna Forward and our vision. Whether you are a lifelong resident, a newcomer, or considering choosing Owatonna, you’re going to love what you see inside Owatonna’s community vision.

Owatonna Forward is a community movement. Our vision represents a grassroots, citizen-inspired road map for the future of our city. It is meant to unite the community and articulate a common purpose and direction. The vision and its goals represent the many ideas shared by 2500 plus residents through a vigorous outreach process. It’s not just a picture of what is possible, it is a “starting place” representative of an action plan to make sure we get to where we want to be.

Community Partners

  • Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Federated Insurance
  • Otto Bremer Trust
  • Owatonna Business Partnership
  • Owatonna Public Schools
  • Blandin Foundation
  • Owatonna Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Riverland Community College
  • United Way of Steele County
  • Owatonna Law Enforcement
  • Allina Health – Owatonna Hospital
  • Owatonna – Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Owatonna Workforce Development
  • Steele County Free Fair
  • Owatonna Parks and Recreation
  • City of Owatonna
  • We All Play Owatonna
  • Steele County