Imagining a bold, comprehensive plan for the communities of Wabash County.

What is Imagine One 85?

Imagine One 85 is an unprecedented countywide collaboration to develop a bold, comprehensive plan for the growth and prosperity of the communities of Wabash County.

Together, residents and leaders will create a plan that addresses the population challenge—and articulates a long-range vision for quality of life, growth, land use, education, environment, economic development, transportation, recreation and public health—in a sustainable, results-oriented and measurable way.

We believe this is the most important work currently happening in the communities of Wabash County. Why?

This plan represents our best opportunity to address the needs and aspirations of anybody and everybody, any business and every business, and any institution and every institution.

When you see an opportunity to participate in Imagine One 85, we hope you will join enthusiastically—and prepare to claim your share of the pride when our population curve bends upward.

Get Involved!

Here’s how you can make a difference, contribute to the plan and make your voice heard.

  1. Get familiar with the Imagine One85 Countywide Comprehensive Plan. Download the full plan. 
  2. Stay in the loop on the projects and programs in the works through Imagine One85. Sign up to receive Imagine One85 Updates.
  3. Contact Alex Downard, Director of Imagine One85, to learn how you can get more involved!
  4. Encourage conversations with your loved ones and peers about how we can all be part of Wabash County's growth and prosperity!

Who is leading this work?

We encourage and welcome all who care about the future of our county and its communities to participate in this unique initiative. Stakeholders, citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits and institutions—everyone’s input is critical to the comprehensive plan, and we all have a role in this process.

Steering Committee

Substance Development and Process Guidance

Imagine One85 Director

Community Engagement and Plan Implementation

Outreach Team

Engagement Promotion and Participation Delivery


(including Youth, Adults and Seniors)

General Input, Feedback and Insight


(including Business, Education, Healthcare and Nonprofits)

Targeted Input

City / County Staff

Local Knowledge and Technical Data

Elected Officials

Plan Adoption and Monitoring


Process Facilitation and Technical Expertise

Timeline for Imagine One 85

This planning process was launched in July 2020, and after two-plus years of devdelopment, the Imagine One85 Countywide Comprehensive Plan was adopted by all governing bodies in Wabash County in Summer 2022.

Implementation will be ongoing. Bold ideas, broad community engagement and good technical work will create the foundation for a resilient and fiscally sound future.

Engagement and Planning Phases in graphic form