The Mason City Vision to Vitality forum will focus on the theme "Answering Iowa's Workforce Challenge: Retention, Attraction and Education." The forum will bring leaders from both the public and private sectors together to identify initiatives to retain current residents, attract new individuals and explore best ways to educate each group on career opportunities in north central Iowa. Local business leaders and citizens will also provide their input on best ways forward to grow and diversify their population to fuel growth. This panel will discuss barriers to their current workforce and population growth; existing plans to augment population; and, share their thoughts on incorporating and championing diversity in their community and place of work. The forum will then open to a comment and question and answer session from the audience of business leaders, non-profit sector representation, educators and community members.