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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Vision Worthington Community Survey & Focus Groups

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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.

Take the Community Survey Today!

If you’ve been waiting to get involved in building Worthington’s vision of the future, the time is now!  Based on resident interviews, strength aNd opportunity workshops and focus groups, the Worthington Visioning Committee has released a Vision Worthington Community Survey to capture the opinions and ideas of city residents, school district residents, city business owners and workers and others who care about the future of our community. The 20-minute survey asks you to share what you most value about Worthington today, what you think of city services and what the city should prioritize for the future. The survey is open now through August 15, but don’t delay.  On July 1, July 15 and August 1, we’ll enter all those who have completed the survey in a drawing for four $50 Worthington restaurant gift cards. The earlier you take the survey, the more chances you’ll have to win (respondents can only win once).   

Bring Your Unique Perspective to Vision Worthington -- More Focus Groups Added!

You see Worthington through a unique lens, and we’d like you to share your perspective with us. Vision Worthington will be hosting focus groups from June 16 through July 2 designed to hear from four large segments of our community: 

  1. Residents born in 1965 and after
  2. Residents born in 1964 and before
  3. Business owners 
  4. Community/civic group members

We’ll be focus on gaining your feedback on traditional planning topics like land use, transportation, infrastructure, environment, economic development, housing, governance and intra-community coordination.  What is your vision for each of these?  What are the priorities?  What are the challenges?

Comments will be recorded by the Visioning Committee and utilized in the visioning process. 

Please follow this link to register for one session to hold your virtual seat at the event. Space is limited. Please pick a session that best represents you. 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.  We will be utilizing Microsoft Teams to connect virtually for the discussion.

Event

Date/Time

Focus Group

Focus Group #1 

Tuesday, June 16 from 7pm - 9pm

Generations- Residents born in 1965 and after

Focus Group #2

Friday, June 19 from 1 am - Noon

Generations- Residents born in 1964 and before

Focus Group #3

Monday, June 22 from 7pm – 9pm

Worthington Business Owners

Focus Group #4

Friday, June 26 from 10am - Noon

Members of Civic Groups, Non-Profits, Community Organizations

Focus Group #5

Tuesday, June 30 from 7pm - 9pmGenerations - Residents born in 1965 and after
Focus Group #6

Thursday, July 2 from 7pm - 9pmGenerations - Residents born in 1964 and before


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 and learn what we’ve been hearing by visiting our website at VisionWorthington.org.  Questions about our on-line public participation or upcoming activities can be submitted by email to visioning@worthington.org.

Register Today and Let your Voice be Heard!

Finally, register at visionworthington.org so you can see the results of our public input events. You can also comment on important conversations happening about:

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.

View this three-minute community engagement site tutorial to see how easy visionworthington.org is to use!

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 visioning@worthington.org

Engage and learn more!
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