“What do you ENVISION for Jefferson County?”
As residents of Jefferson County, we have a unique opportunity before us. Starting in the spring, you can create a vision and action plan for the future. As a community we have a rich past, but to ensure our future prosperity we must come together. We must think creatively, act boldly and craft a long-term vision that ensures future generations opportunities and a desirable quality of life.
Help us answer the question, “What do you ENVISION for Jefferson County?”
Envision Jefferson County offers multiple opportunities for residents to get involved.
The final action plan will be delivered in September 2014…and then implementation begins!
Why you should participate
Here are three reasons why you should get involved in Envision Jefferson County.
Who’s Who in Envision Jefferson County
Project Leadership… The Steering Committee is a diverse group of community members serving as community trustees for the values, vision and action that will result from the process. They provide guidance and direction regarding the vision process and substance, and to serve as stewards of the vision once it is completed.
Process leadership, expertise… planning NEXT will facilitate the process and share experience from other successful communities.
Input and Feedback… Widespread public involvement is vital to ENVISION Jefferson County’s success. Various in-person workshops will offer more ways for citizens and other stakeholders to give input throughout the process. The first public events will be held in late March/early April.
Targeted Input… Various stakeholder groups will be targeted to inform the vision. These groups include business leaders, neighborhood associations, real estate professionals and developers, education professionals, students, and young professionals, among others. Likewise, some persons in the community may not fit into a “group,” but may be part of demographic segments, including those that have significant economic challenges (under-employment or difficulty in finding work in our community). Efforts will be made to seek out those important stakeholders as well and seek their input in the public process.