Winona Community Forum

Winona Community Forum is an ongoing, community-wide discussion via email about issues that affect life in Winona. The goal of this forum is to give everyone a greater voice in decisions that affect the community, increase civic participation, and help to encourage more input into solutions to local problems. It is also a place where community members can have conversations regarding everyday *local* topics - from local service provider recommendations and lost pet notices to discussion of crime and community event announcements. The Winona Community Issues Forum was launched in 2001 as "Winona Online Democracy". This forum's primary mission remains increasing civic participation in the community.


The purpose of the Winona Community Forum is to build Winona's friendly community life exchange online.


The goals of Winona Community Forum are:

  • Give everyone a greater voice in decisions that affect the community
  • Increase civic participation
  • Spread awareness about issues affecting the community
  • Encourage more input into solutions to local problems
  • Build community and connect people with diverse interests and backgrounds across the community

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • Downtown revitalization ideas
  • Pending City Council decisions and meeting times
  • Pending School Board decisions and meeting times
  • Discussions regarding local laws and ordinances
  • Local service provider suggestions and inquiries
  • Public notices regarding community events
  • Discussions regarding local crime

Participation Rules

By taking part in this forum, you accept the full rules of the forum.

Forum Manager

The Winona Community Forum Manager position is currently open.

The volunteer Forum Manager is responsible for the general health and well-being of the forum. The Forum Manager shall:

  • enforce forum rules
  • respond to participant questions
  • listen to complaints or concerns
  • encourage active participation
  • maintain respectful tone of discussion

If you have any questions or concerns about the Winona Community Forum, please contact us at:

Membership and Roles

The Winona Community Forum Home Page shows the parts of Winona Community Forum that can be seen and contributed to by members and non-members.