Our Summit Community Visioning

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMIT: A COMMUNITY VISIONING PROJECT!

In July of 2021, the Summit County Council expressed the need for a community visioning initiative to better understand the community’s desires for the future of Summit County. In late 2022, County staff vetted consultant applications to a public Request for Proposals (RFP), interviewed finalists, and ultimately selected a consultant to lead our community visioning effort. Beginning in January of 2023, community members across the county had opportunities to learn about the visioning process and provide vital input both in-person and online through one-on-one interviews, open houses, learning events, community gatherings, social media posts, email updates, and a mailed questionnaire. Throughout 2023, four phases of community engagement were completed; community demographics, needs, and desires were analyzed; best practices were researched; and future projections were reviewed. The visioning process resulted in a Vision and Strategic Plan that includes data and impressions from approximately eleven months of comprehensive community engagement and information gathering, and encompasses how the Summit County community as a whole wants to move forward.

REVIEW THE VISION AND STRATEGIC PLAN!