Community Resources

We encourage community members and Future Search 2020 participants to inform themselves on the important community resources for information that we have provided below. We believe it is valuable to have knowledge on the broader regional reports as well as perspectives from the diverse sectors in our community. We hope that access to this information will help enable thoughtful discussion around the priorities for promoting a successful future of our community. 


Regional Reports

ALICE Report - 2019

Ottawa County United Way

A full report can be found here.

Community Health Improvement Plan

Ottawa County 

A full report can be found here.

Latino Community Engagement


For more information from LAUP, click here. 

Nonprofit Community Assessment


View more updates from LNA here.

State of Education (K-12)

Ottawa Area ISD

View more updates from the OAISD here.

West Michigan Regional Dashboard

West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance

Current report linked below.

Waterfront Holland

City of Holland Waterfront Vision

View more updates on the Waterfront planning here.

Youth Assessment Survey - 2017

Ottawa County

A full report can be found here.


Global Reports

Community Sector

Opportunity America: Work, Skills, Community

Mike Goorhouse's summary of this report found in the link below. A full report and video can be found here.

Faith Sector

The Great Opportunity

More information can be found here


Book Summaries & Essays

Book notes and commentary by Jim Brooks.

Rationale for 3-Sector Planning and Collaboration

Essay by Jim Brooks.


Archived Resources

Future Search - 2011

The final report complied after the 2011 Future Search in Holland.

West Michigan Regional Map

Prepared by the West Michigan Strategic Alliance to find common framework in the West Michigan region.

SWOT Assessment - 2009

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats as identified by the Holland-Zeeland Model Communities in 2009.

Holland-Zeeland Model Community Initiatives

A summary of community priorities and results of three-sector leadership as a result of the H-Z Model Community Initiatives after the Future Search of 2011.


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