Our Mission

We’re investing with courage and confidence—restoring and developing our
downtown’s core assets and revitalizing the heart of our community.

We are Van Wert Forward. And together, we are building vibrancy.


We are grateful to have a strong board of advisors who are dedicated to Van Wert, Ohio
as well as the restoration and revitalization of our downtown

Stacy Adam
Executive Director
Van Wert Area
Economic Development

Gary Clay
Van Wert County

Troy Klinger
Commercial Lines
Pricing Manager
Central Insurance

Charles Koch, Esq.
Koch & White Law

Taylor Ray Orsbon
Senior Director of
Brand & Marketing
Central Insurance

Learn what makes our board members and staff the best fit for our mission.


Are you looking for an office space for your business or organization, or perhaps a loft apartment? We can help.
Check out our available properties to learn more details about each unique space.

Let’s stay in touch

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Phase one construction is underway.
Learn more about each of the properties by clicking one of the photos below.

Learn more about the history of the project, interesting finds, partner highlights and more.