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The third printing of The Community Visioning and Strategic Planning Handbook lays out the framework of the successful community planning processes used by the National Civic League and others across the country.
This manual's purpose is to provide community residents with a process for thinking about and planning for their shared future. It does not use a cookbook approach, but rather promotes development of a unique community vision. It guides a community through the process of arriving at a vision and an action plan that supports and leads the community toward its goal.
Community vision planning is the process of developing consensus about what future the community wants, and then deciding what is necessary to achieve it. This page provides general guides about developing a vision statement, and includes sample local government vision statements and processes.
Envision 2020 is a community visioning plan which currently consists of six key performance areas: community planning & regional governance; economic development; education; health & human services; livability; and transportation. Each key performance area focuses on the goals and priorities that community stakeholders identified as being important to achieve by the year 2020. This article appeared in the April 2015 MN Valley Business.
The purpose of this Community Visioning Plan is to provide a framework for the coordination of key planning initiatives, to coordinate the Town's planning efforts with regional planning entities and State agencies, and to provide recommendations for enhancing existing connections and creating new connections. The Community Vision Plan provides a unified, long-term Township-wide strategic vision that reinforces the continued implementation of Smart Growth principles in the Township.
What will Boyle County look like in 20 years? That’s a question the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce tried to answer during a series of community visioning forums held throughout Boyle County in 2013. This website links to several communitiy visioning plan documents.
The third phase of Christian County's Community Visioning Plan was created with input from over 700 community members. This 5-year plan; Community Vision Plan 2020: A Clear Vision intends to guide improvements in this community and bring together multiple community partners in an unified approach to achieve progress.
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce has announced the formation of a 501(c)3 public charity to fund and implement the Chamber's Vision Plan, "Creating a New Tomorrow." The Community Visioning Plan was developed in 2008.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce VISION 2030 program was initiated in 2005 when program coordinators listened to over 1,000 Gainesville-Hall County citizens describe the community they’d like to live, work, and raise families in with a “common vision.” Throughout the course of this extraordinary meeting of minds, community leaders came together to learn of “community visioning” and voted overwhelmingly to forge a solid and clear-sighted blueprint for success for Gainesville-Hall County. The result of this meeting was a set of long-term goals that are now in place: The Big Ideas community visioning plan, or the action steps of where these community members envisioned their community to be in 2030.
Vision 2025 is a community visioning plan to better our community through a strategic focus around three core areas: a vibrant local economy, life-sustaining landscapes, and a strong sense of community, all guided by an inclusive good governance model.