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.
During this time of social distancing, Vision Worthington has expanded its community engagement portal and moved community participation activities online.
VisionWorthington.org will be the primary way the committee gains resident input and feedback to articulate a vision of Worthington’s future. City officials will use this carefully crafted vision to help make long-term strategic decisions and investments in our community. Community engagement is critical to the success of this initiative.
Register and help those in need
The online portal requires residents to register to participate in most polls, surveys and discussions on the site. Users can be anonymous, but registration allows the committee to attribute comments made throughout the site to individual users – ensuring everyone has an equal voice. It also enables the committee to contact participants about future engagement opportunities, special online events, and additional visioning process and community information.
Now through May 22, if you register at visionworthington.org the committee will make a $1 donation to the Worthington Resource Pantry to support those in need during this challenging time. Registering is a great way to invest in our community today and tomorrow.
First online event announced
The Visioning Committee invites you to share your dreams and aspirations for Worthington’s future at its first online event for public input. The Visioning Workshop is scheduled for several sessions at the end of May and beginning of June to offer convenient options for you to connect remotely from home. A SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Analysis will be conducted to identify Worthington’s key strengths and opportunities and how those relate to our aspirations and desired results. This strategic visioning tool encourages listening to different perspectives, looking at both the present and future to help our community move forward.
Please follow the Registration Link to register for one session only to hold your virtual seat at the event. After signing-up for a date and time, you’ll receive a link to the online meeting prior to the session. No computer applications or downloads are required.
Wednesday, May 27 from 7pm to 9pm
To register for any of these sessions, follow this link and select the session you wish to attend.
Friday, May 29 from 10am to Noon
Tuesday, June 2 from 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, June 4 from 3pm to 5pm
What We’ve Heard…So Far
We’ve added a new section to visionworthington.org called “What We’ve Heard” where you can read what the Visioning Committee is hearing from residents we’ve interviewed or met with so far. These learnings represent recurring themes that you can react to. To each theme, you can add your perspective and tell us if you agree or disagree. This is one approach the committee is taking to test the insights we’ve heard with a broader group of Worthington residents. These ideas will not necessarily appear in our final visioning statements, but are a collection of themes, comments and ideas we’ve heard so far. Comments are monitored and must meet our moderation policy.
The Visioning Committee’s goal is to develop a well-articulated vision of Worthington’s future that residents endorse. Please take the opportunity to be a part of this ambitious and exciting endeavor. You can help shape the future of Worthington for future generations. Engage today!
Questions about the website or upcoming activities can be submitted by email to email@example.com
For the latest Visioning information and opportunities, visit visionworthington.org.
Worthington City Council is engaging the community in a citizen-led comprehensive visioning process. 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. 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. 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.
Visioning Consultant Selected
City Council has 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.