Community Visioning

Vision Worthington Final Steps

Vision Worthington is entering the final phase of the visioning process to craft a series of visioning statements and principles that capture the thoughts and feelings that the community has shared regarding the future of Worthington.  The committee has heard from thousands of city residents, students and members of the Worthington School District, local businesspersons, and community non-profit leaders who have all shared their thoughts and perspectives on what they value most about Worthington. 

To make this effort successful, they need your help one more time!  There are two final opportunities to share your thoughts and ensure that your voice is heard:

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Draft Vision Statements Mailer & Online Feedback

A draft of the vision statements is on its way in the mail to every Worthington household.  Please either complete the enclosed form with your reflections and mail it back in the postage-paid return envelope, or log on to VisionWorthington.org and share your thoughts online. 

Charrette

The Visioning Committee is holding its final virtual planning session on October 1, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  This event, called a charrette, is a collaborative planning process that harnesses the talents and energies of community stakeholders to create and support a vision or plan using consensus and a plan of action.  The charrette will serve as a platform to work out the final details of the vision statements and principles.  Follow this link to register today.

A final visioning report will be presented to Worthington City Council in November. It is intended to help guide what Worthington will look and feel like over the next 15 to 20 years and assist Council in policy and funding decisions.

Your active participation is needed in these final steps of the visioning process. Please also encourage your friends and neighbors to participate so our community can create a collective vision for Worthington. 

Provide Feedback on Vision Statements Here

Virtual Visioning Committee Meetings

Due to the coronavirus pandemic emergency and social distancing orders, the Worthington Visioning Committee will hold virtual meetings until further notice. 

If you are interested in observing the Visioning Committee’s meetings, you can join online via Microsoft Teams which allows you to both see and hear other people in the meeting.  Please click this LINK to join the meeting or by calling 1- 567-249-0063.  Conference ID: 470-196-645#.  If you would like to submit comments, please email them in advance of the meeting to Robyn.Stewart@worthington.org.  

View the latest meeting agenda and minutes here.

About the Community Visioning Committee 

Worthington City Council appointed 13 Worthington residents to serve on the Community Visioning Committee and lead the comprehensive community-wide visioning process. Council received over 50 applications from citizens wishing to serve. See the committee appointments and job duties here.

The Visioning Committee is expected to meet the second Tuesday and fourth Monday of every month, as needed. Project materials will be posted online when they are available. 

View Visioning Committee agendas and meeting documents here.
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Visioning Consultant

City Council selected Poggemeyer Design Group (PDG) as the visioning consultant to work with Committee on this community-wide initiative. City Council received 10 applications and interviewed four finalists in the process. 

Founded in 1968, PDG is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in municipal planning, economic and community development, grants, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and surveying. PDG is an employee owned company with offices in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and Nevada. Their mission statement reads" "It is our goal to service each client at the highest level, delivering innovative design, technical superiority and outstanding quality." 

The entire Visioning initiative is expected to span several months and include multiple opportunities for input, feedback and engagement of Worthington citizens. 

Poggemeyer Design Group Proposal 

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