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 Organization's Community Focuses

Equity & Inclusion

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Economic Vitality

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Sense Of Place

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Nurturing Our Young People

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Fundraising For ValpoNEXT

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ValpoNEXT Newsletter

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Our Community


Events Around Valpo

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Organizations to Know

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

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Volunteering Nearby

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Equality for All


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.

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