COMMUNITY VISIONING and GOAL SETTING by bjp11375

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									 COMMUNITY VISIONING
        and
    GOAL SETTING




“the trouble with you is the trouble with me,
   got two good eyes but still don’t see”
                Casey Jones, the Grateful Dead
                     Vision
        a statement of your desired future

                      Goal
        a broad, action-oriented statement


           A Community Vision
community based plan in which citizens and leaders
 work together to identify a series of shared goals
  and specific strategies to implement each goal
              Benefits of Vision

• creating shared goals
• identifying concrete
  strategies
• building consensus and
  good will
• facilitating action
• energizing local
  networks
• developing new
  leadership
        Challenges to a Vision

• water quality and quantity are complex issues
  requiring complex solutions
• scope and duration of the solutions are far-
  reaching, often 30 years or more
• decline in civic involvement plagues many
  communities
     Five Principles of Visioning

• a vision must be inclusive
• a vision must deal with all areas of concern to
  residents
• a vision must be community driven
• a vision must be carefully orchestrated
• a vision must lead seamlessly into
  on-the-ground success
            Conducting a Vision

• gathering ideas: things
  valued, things to
  preserve, things to
  restore
• developing shared
  goals and strategies
• setting priorities
• celebrating the vision
      What does a Vision look like?

“A nice place to live, work and
play.”
             Chattanooga Vision 2000



“An active community that works
proactively to preserve, protect,
restore and promote Fluvanna’s
rich heritage in the context of
change.”
             Fluvanna County, Virginia
      Heritage Preservation to Open
           Space Conservation:
        Re-Using the Vision Stuff
               Goals                                  Goals
1999 Heritage Preservation           2002 Open Space Conservation
• preserve historic/cultural sites   • preserve rural character and
• manage waterways/protect             sense of place
  water quality                      • identify and prioritize lands to
• promote heritage tourism             protect as open space
• government mechanisms to           • develop County open space and
  implement heritage goals             land preservation plan
• civic participation                • facilitate citizen input in revising
• develop community leadership         zoning ordinances to implement
                                       County Comprehensive Plan
• public education/awareness         • manage growth by preserving
• growth management                    important landscapes and
                                       directing future development to
                                       appropriate areas
   What does a Vision look like?


“Facilitate a voluntary regional approach to
protect, preserve and promote our history and
water heritage; and to enhance fishing, farms,
forests and villages, with consideration for
sustainable economic development and public
access.”
               Northern Neck, Virginia Heritage Initiative
   What does a Vision look like?


“…encourage all citizens of the Chesapeake
Bay watershed to work toward a shared vision--
a system with abundant, diverse populations of
living resources, fed by healthy streams and
rivers, sustaining strong local and regional
economies, and our unique way of life.”
                           Chesapeake 2000 Vision
Vision/Mission + Goals
                            Mission
           “assist landowners and their
           communities in maintaining healthy
           rivers, protecting forest and farmland,
           and preserving rural heritage for the
           enjoyment and well being of present
           and future generations”

                        Resource Goals
           •   Water Quality-identify and
               conserve lands critical to water
               quality and quantity
           •   Forests-protect and maintain
               functioning forest ecosystem
           •   Agriculture-support working family
               farms in a viable economy
           •   Rural Heritage-preserve rural
               lifestyle, cultural traditions, working
               landscapes and wild lands
                   Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust
            Additional Information
•   American Communities Partnership        www.acp-planning.com
•   Chattanooga Vision 2000                 www.rivercitycompany.com
•   Envision Utah                           www.envisionutah.org



“Building Gateway Partnerships”, National Park Service, RTCA, April 1997

“Crafting a Community Vision Statement: Reflecting the Process in the
Product”, Dotson, A. Bruce, www.people.virginia.edu

								
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