About ValpoNEXT

We energize Valpo residents to be a meaningful part of shaping our city’s future by serving as the "on-ramp" for civic engagement and by stewarding the long-range Vision Plan.

ValpoNEXT is a  non-profit, 501c(3) organization, established with support from the City of Valparaiso, and dedicated to helping the Valparaiso community realize its bold, long-term vision as put forth in the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan, developed by hundreds of citizens and formally adopted by the City Council in 2014.

Our Community Action Focuses

Equity & Inclusion

Want to know how ValpoNEXT strives to be fair and partial, and inclusive to all?

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Economic Vitality

Want to know how ValpoNEXT strives to acknowledge the life of our economy?

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Nurturing Our Young People

Want to know how ValpoNEXT strives to care for its youth?

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Sense Of Place

Want to know how ValpoNEXT strives to unite the neighborhoods together?

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Fundraising For ValpoNEXT

Learn about how our organization is funded and grows:

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ValpoNEXT Newsletter

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Our Community

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Events Around Valpo

Learn about and attend events around our lively city:

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Organizations to Know

We have so many impactful groups around town, learn more:

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Volunteering Nearby

Find different volunteer opportunities in the nearby areas:

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Equality for All

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Governor Holcomb's plan for re-opening the state and other state updates: https://www.backontrack.in.gov/

Look through our pages to find comprehensive links and explanations on things such as applying for unemployment, understanding how to support your own business, and learning how to support local businesses.

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Personal and Family

Need answers to questions you may have regarding you and your family?

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Businesses and Organizations

Looking for resources that explain how to take care of your business during this time?

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Support Your Community

Looking for ways to support local businesses and know who is open/closed?

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Vision Plan

880+ Citizens

2,090 Pieces of Input

9 Initiatives & 43 Actions

ValpoNEXT started in 2014 as a community-driven process to prepare the long-term Vision Plan for the City of Valparaiso. During a year-long planning process, a broad range of citizens thought creatively and acted boldly to create a plan that ensures Valpo will remain a leading place to live, work and play for decades to come.

Today ValpoNEXT is the name of the community-led nonprofit charged with keeping these aspirations alive and seeing the Vision Plan through.

You can download the original plan here.

Contact Us

Send us a message below or email our coordinator, Emily, directly at emily@valponext.org.