Summer 2023 - Vision Implementation Teams
Beginning in the summer of 2023, the City of Worthington kicked off seven Vision Implementation Teams (VITs) to identify actionable items to advance each of the seven vision statements previously approved and adopted by the City Council to implement over the next 12-24 months.
The primary charge of each of the VITs includes conducting an inventory of actions already being pursued, evaluating action ideas suggested during the initial visioning process, and engaging people who are knowledgeable about the subject area to prepare recommendations to be shared with the public for feedback. Ultimately, each VIT is to identify and recommend two to three action items that the Council could choose to pursue to achieve each vision.
The work of the VITs is currently ongoing and it is expected that additional community outreach and input will be conducted in the fall of 2023.
Spring 2021 - Vision Statements and Principles Adopted
Worthington City Council has adopted and approved a series of vision statements and supporting principles that were developed over an 18-month period in 2019 and 2020, with input and feedback from thousands of Worthington citizens. The vision statements and guiding principles are aspirational and expected to be used as guides and expressions of values in pursuing and adopting action steps in each area of focus.
In December 2020, the Vision Worthington Committee shared the results of over a year of community input, which resulted in the formation of an overarching vision, seven vision statements, and supporting principles that encapsulate what they heard from the community about what Worthington should look like over the next 10-15 years. The Vision Worthington Committee submitted its final report and supporting documents to the Council. City Council subsequently discussed the report and voted to adopt the Vision Statements and Principles in March 2021.