Group of people in yellow shirts taking a selfieYoung woman in yellow shirt talking to an older womanWoman and daughter leaning over a table looking at an imageLenexa Vision 2040 written in sidewalk chalkMothe rand two children posing for a photo with goofy glasses onMother and daughter writing on a large piece of paperMan standing talking to a group of Girl ScoutsBoys looking at a map of Lenexa

VisionFest, held on Sept. 20, 2018, was a highly interactive community event where major vision concepts and potential strategies were presented in a festival setting. Tents were set up for each of the five vision framework areas (Healthy People, Inviting Places, Integrated Infrastructure & Transportation, Thriving Economy and Vibrant Neighborhoods) with displays of trends, maps, descriptions of the vision concepts and activities to provide feedback.

City staff and Steering Committee members were available at each of the stations to discuss the plan, listen to comments, and answer questions. Futurist Steven Ames provided two formal presentations about future trends and how they relate to Lenexa. Boy and girl scout troops presented their visions for the future. There was an ice cream stand, kids’ games and a photo booth to attract people of all ages.

Futurist Steven Ames attended Vision Fest and spoke to attendees about what the future may hold for our community. Watch his presentation below.