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
There will be multiple opportunities and methods for people to get involved and share their wishes and vision for the future of Worthington.
Visioning Website - visionworthington.org
The Worthington Visioning Committee has launched an interactive, online website to engage the community in a year-long visioning process that will result in a resident-driven and community-endorsed Vision for the future of Worthington. Visit visionworthington.org
Tools and information include:
- Interactive polls and surveys
- Open discussion forums
- Q&A opportunities
- Public event/meeting information
- Fast facts and FAQs about Worthington and visioning
- Information and updates on the progress of the committee
Residents will be prompted to register on the site to participate in most interactive tools. This will ensure each Worthington resident has an equal voice online. It will also allow us to send information directly to those who request it and allow us to filter feedback by select demographics as needed. Residents can participate through an anonymous username once registered.
"The visioning process is a learning experience for the community where residents can identify distinct attributes to celebrate and specific challenges to solve together," commented Joe Sherman, Vision Worthington chair. "This community engagement platform will be an important component of this process, so we encourage residents to regularly visit and participate at the site."
In addition to the online community engagement site, several community events will also be held through 2020 to gain resident input and perspectives. These events will be promoted on the engagement site as well as through City of Worthington news and social media channels.
Visioning will help residents collectively describe a future Worthington where people want to live, work, visit and invest. The resulting Vision will be a well-grounded, written articulation of the community’s aspirations that community leaders will use for strategic planning and long-term decision making.
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 Scope of Services and project timeline are being finalized with a project launch expected in August 2019. The entire Visioning initiative is expected to span several months and include multiple opportunities for input, feedback and engagement of Worthington citizens.