Vision Carthage is focused on supporting & promoting downtown and revitalizing & beautifying Carthage.
A Distinct Identity
We work to keep our downtown alive and make our city beautiful. We are focused on beautifying Carthage, as well as revitalizing our city through historic preservation and supporting the small businesses in our downtown historic district.
Here at Vision Carthage, we see the value in investing in our small town. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2011, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: a desire to beautify and revitalize Carthage. We'd love to have you come along side us as we work towards this common goal. These improvements will enhance the community in so many ways.
Meet Our Leadership
The Board of Directors at Vision Carthage is a dedicated team of individuals committed to the betterment of our community. Comprising a diverse group of professionals, community leaders, and passionate residents, they work collectively to shape the vision and drive the organization's initiatives.
Terri Sanders, President
Kara Hardesty, Vice President & Secretary, Promotions Chair
Amanda Fosdick, Treasurer, Org/Fin Chair
Lora Phelps, Past President, Economic Vitality Chair
Bryan Stringer, Design Chair
Meet the Team
We are a small but mighty team with a passion for making our community even better.
Leanna, a Carthage native and Carthage High School graduate, brings a wealth of experience to this role. After high school she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Business Education and then received her Master of Science in Instructional Technology. She spent five years teaching business and computer classes. She then ventured into entrepreneurship, specializing in creating custom graphic designs, branding, and websites for small businesses. In her spare time, Leanna is a wife and mom to three boys.
Maddie is a Carthage native who graduated from Carthage High School. After high school she went on to get her Associates degree from Crowder College and then received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and double minoring in Human Resources and Management. She started out her career at Visit Carthage as a Marketing Coordinator. Then she began working at Leggett & Platt on the International team.