Van Wert County has experienced tremendous positive momentum. Through everything, the resilience and spirit of our community remains strong. Our quality of life is transforming to meet the desires of our residents—and in doing so, helping us attract talent and tourism.

As we look to the future, we see bright days ahead—with opportunity for all. To get there, 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.


Our mission is to preserve and restore our historic assets. In doing so, we will infuse energy into our community; spur downtown revitalization and investment; create new, welcoming, multi-use spaces; and positively impact quality of life for generations to come.


VWCF is committed to a bright future for our community, and we collaborate enthusiastically to make this vision a reality. Together, we bring experience and a commitment to downtown revitalization.

The Van Wert County Foundation
Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation
Main Street Van Wert
Pago, USA