Mission and Vision
Our Mission: Mobilizing people to engage in positive and meaningful change.
Our Vision: Engaged community members working together to make Marshall County a better place to live and work.
What We Do
The FRN has had a wide and varied scope of focus during its time while working in Marshall County. This does not mean that we are lacking a clear, defined sense of purpose or direction; rather, that we have been attentive and responsive to the needs of the community, shifting our focus when necessary to better serve its residents. We strive to not only seek solutions when challenges arise, but also to have a forward thinking mindset, so that we can better anticipate where we are needed. The FRN believes that adaptability and flexibility are key when being able to effectively address service needs because the lives of those around us are continually changing. As a result, we must be able to grow and modify the content of our work.
In the Community
Many of the projects and programs the FRN has organized and implemented have focused on increasing the number of opportunities and resources available to the community, especially for families and children. The FRN acts as a facilitator for change by building partnerships with local organizations, groups, and individuals, and employing creative strategies to find solutions to challenges.
As an Organization
The FRN acknowledges that in order to best serve the community and its residents, we, as an organization, need to remain current and knowledgeable of trends and issues affecting our area. To do this, we offer and participate in a number of trainings on a yearly basis that include a varied content area. However, the FRN also recognizes that we cannot hope to be successful in our work if we are not willing to work together and share our knowledge, resources, time, and experience with others. We believe in developing the workforce of Marshall County, not only our own staff. Improving Marshall County for its residents involves a collaborative, multifaceted approach undertaken by many, instead of a few. As such, when opportunities arise for us to share with others, we do not hesitate to do so, because we understand there is power in partnerships and coordinated efforts.