Teutopolis for Tomorrow

Early in 2020, a MAPPING  (Management and Planning Programs Involving Nonmetropolitan Groups click for more information) initiative was begun in Teutopolis. Members of the community were invited to participate in a process to dream about their vision of a future Teutopolis. They were asked to identify big, hairy, audacious goals (BHAGs) in order to get to that ideal place. From there, all BHAGs were considered, categorized, and ranked using the Ombea electronic polling system to prioritize identified strategies. This resulted in the formation of eight action committees. The committees and their goals are as follows:



Teutopolis offers the very best education to students from pre-k to 12th grade. Innovative programs prepare students for a variety of career options including trades or higher education.


Parks and Recreation

Teutopolis is known for its wide range of parks and recreation opportunities including outdoor and indoor facilities, parks, and trails. The parks and recreation facilities add to the beauty of the community and give community members of all ages opportunities to exercise, commune with nature, and gather with friends and family.



Teutopolis offers a range of safe, high-quality childcare and afterschool programs to accommodate the needs of Village children allowing parents to work worry-free.



Residents and visitors to Teutopolis enjoy a wide variety of unique and engaging activities, events, festivals, and attractions year-round.



Teutopolis offers a variety of housing available for families and individuals at every stage from starter homes to independent and assisted living options for seniors.


Bustling Economy

Teutopolis has a bustling economy with a mix of industries, services, and corporate offices due to innovative programs to help them start-up, relocate, or expand in town.



Teutopolis has state-of-the-art infrastructure including roads, sidewalks, water treatment, technology, etc. to meet the needs of residents and businesses with sufficient capacity for a growing population and new businesses.



Teutopolis is one of the most scenic communities in the state. Residential areas are well-kept and the historic downtown features lovingly restored buildings enhanced by cohesive landscaping and design elements.


Board of Directors

The board of directors was formed to ensure that the actions of each committee do not overlap, remain focused on their goals, and align with the organization’s mission, strategy, and goals.


If you are interested in joining an action committee or have questions or ideas to share, please reach out to the Teutopolis for Tomorrow Board of Directors at t4tboard@gmail.com. Members include Angie Koester, President/Chair; Nate Niemerg, Vice President/Vice Chair; Jake Pals, Treasurer; Brandy Niccum, Secretary; Dave Tegeler; Jerry Runde; Carrie Copple; Jane Summers.