About CDA 2030
Our community envisions a future that preserves our region’s natural beauty and provides for the health, safety, and prosperity of our citizens for generations to come. CDA 2030 helped facilitate the creation of this shared vision, and now we are working with partners all across the greater Coeur d’Alene area to make it a reality.
Thousands of voices. Hundreds of community partners.
Six key themes, all contributing to ONE VISION.
Our role in the community
CDA 2030 is a nonprofit, community-based organization formed in 2014 to guide the creation of a shared vision for the future of the greater Coeur d’Alene area. The Vision and Implementation Plan have brought the community’s shared vision to life through strategic actions fulfilled with and by community partners who are committed to greater Coeur d’Alene’s bright future. The Implementation Plan is a living document that will continually evolve with the ever-changing resources, opportunities, priorities, and needs of our community.
CDA 2030 seeks to guide the greater Coeur d’Alene community in realizing its vision for a bright future – together. As a nonprofit group, we help local businesses, government, and community organizations carry out the CDA 2030 Vision and Implementation Plan.
CDA 2030 strengthens and connects all community organizations, government, and citizens together.
Improving communication avenues with community members and providing a forum to give everyone a voice.
Maintains a monitored, living document
Our Implementation Plan actions are appropriately adjusted as the community grows and trends change.
Facilitating partnerships with other agencies and organizations, leading to positive results and avoiding duplications.
Acting as a neutral convener for the community.
Fosters community involvement
We provide a venue for engaging broad community involvement.
Our presence and encouragement support the community by achieving its broad goals.
Monitors and tracks metrics
Guaranteeing ongoing dedication and attention to implementation.
Six focus areas of the
Achieving the vision through action
From idea to realization…
In 2013, we participated in the visioning process for Coeur d’Alene and shared our idea of creating a makerspace for CDA. This idea became part of the CDA 2030 Implementation Plan: to create a makerspace in Coeur d’Alene as a physical community gathering place that encourages and supports design, active tool use, mentoring, and innovation. This dream became a reality when in 2014 Gizmo-CDA opened in MidTown on 4th Street in a 2800 sq ft store front with the support of University of Idaho. In 2018 Gizmo having out grown its space was invited to moved into the Hedland Building on the campus of North Idaho College.
So often when people are just coming into Gizmo-CDA for the first time you can see them looking around and slowly a smile develops on their face and their response is always ‘I’ve been looking for a place just like this.