Community Visioning

Worthington City Council is engaging the community in a citizen-led comprehensive visioning process in 2019. City leadership recognizes that this is a moment in our history where it is important to consider the community’s vision for the years and generations to come. The City aspires to make decisions with the long-term interests and desires of residents in mind by engaging all stakeholders. The goal is to gain a thorough understanding of a broad cross-section of the community representing the will of the people. 

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City Council Statement


Community Visioning Committee 

Worthington City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 Worthington residents to serve on the Community Visioning Committee and lead a comprehensive community-wide visioning process. The following individuals were selected and approved by City Council at its June 24, 2019 meeting: See the Council Resolution and Job Description here.

  • Laura Abu-Absi        
  • Kathryn Burris                           
  • Paul Cynkar
  • Cynthia Findlay        
  • Matt Lees
  • Jon Melchi
  • Linda Mercadante
  • Jack Miner
  • Austin Mitchell         
  • Don Mottley             
  • Joe Sherman             
  • Beth Sommer
  • Graham Wood

The Community Visioning Committee is tasked with steering the citizen-led visioning process, engaging and listening to community members, and developing a well-grounded articulation of the community’s aspirations for the future of Worthington. City Council is in the process of selecting an experienced professional consultant who will work with the citizen committee to develop the process and engage the community.

Council received over 50 applications from citizens wishing to serve on the Visioning Committee. From the applications they narrowed down the list, conducted interviews and selected six individuals. Each of the seven City Council members also made appointments, for a committee total of 13 people.                                              

Consultant Proposal Review

The City is currently evaluating proposals from experienced community visioning consultants. 10 proposals were received and four finalists have been interviewed. Follow the links to view the submitted proposals: 

Future IQ

Poggemeyer Design Group 

Jackson/Clark Partners

Planning NEXT

City Request for Proposals (application period closed)