2040 Design Competition

In 2016 Scott County invited students in grades K-8 from area schools and communities to help develop several designs and drawings for the County’s new 2040 Comprehensive Plan and a logo for the Scott County Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). The winning submissions will be used for the document cover page and section title pages of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan and/or will be used in promotional materials, websites, and for materials produced by Scott County SHIP.  

In December 2016, the winning entries were presented to the Scott County Board of Commissioners, and the winning artists were recognized for their talent and creativity. And the winners are:


Front cover design: Kathy L., 10th grade, Shakopee Senior High

Transportation: Natasha C., 4th grade, Grainwood Elementary, Prior Lake

Land Use: Colin G., 7th grade, St. Michael Catholic School, Prior Lake

Water and Natural Resources: Brock K., 6th grade, Pearson School, Shakopee

Parks and Trails: Ellie W., 4th grade, Jackson Elementary School, Shakopee

Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities: Evan O., 2nd grade, St. Wenceslaus School, Elko New Market

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan


The 2040 Comprehensive Plan will guide residents and decision makers on future land use, transportation, recreation, natural resources, utilities, and safe, healthy and livable communities. This document reflects goals, values, and vision of county residents and the section title pages will help us illustrate those.

Scott County SHIP


Scott County SHIP provides funds for various healthy eating and active living initiatives for the community. The SHIP strategies for Scott County include healthy eating and active living in schools, worksite wellness, healthy eating and active living in the community, and building healthcare. Initiatives SHIP supports include schoolyard gardens, community gardens, food shelves, farmers markets, wellness support at worksites, linking patients to resources in healthcare, and much more.