Welcome to Vision Worthington!

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  • Community Visioning is the process of collaboratively developing consensus around the desired future for a community in order to set goals, make plans and solve problems
  • Citizens and stakeholders actively engage in discussion and exercises about alternative futures to challenge the status quo
  • Successful visioning leads to broad agreement about preferred futures, leading to implementation strategies involving changes in public policy and actions
  • It helps communities begin to consciously create a future by advancing a shared sense of purpose while encouraging leadership that will fulfill this purpose
  • Visioning is not the solution, it’s the process of getting to it. It helps the community see the forest through the trees
  • Visioning helps residents describe a future Worthington where people want to live, work, visit and invest



  1. One of the easiest and most effective ways to follow and contribute to this visioning process is to REGISTER with this engagement site. This will allow you to receive regular updates about the progress of the Visioning Committee, give you notice of public input opportunities, provide you opportunities to directly contribute ideas to the Vision and allow you to weigh in on the drafted Vision statements produced by the Visioning Committee.
  2. Watch for Vision Worthington public input events promoted through City of Worthington email notices, newsletters, public postings and Facebook posts.
  3. Residents are invited to attend the Vision Worthington Committee meetings held on the first Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 8 PM at the Worthington Municipal Building.
  4. Contact a Vision Worthington committee member directly.
  • Community Visioning is the process of collaboratively developing consensus around the desired future for a community in order to set goals, make plans and solve problems
  • Citizens and stakeholders actively engage in discussion and exercises about alternative futures to challenge the status quo
  • Successful visioning leads to broad agreement about preferred futures, leading to implementation strategies involving changes in public policy and actions
  • It helps communities begin to consciously create a future by advancing a shared sense of purpose while encouraging leadership that will fulfill this purpose
  • Visioning is not the solution, it’s the process of getting to it. It helps the community see the forest through the trees
  • Visioning helps residents describe a future Worthington where people want to live, work, visit and invest



  1. One of the easiest and most effective ways to follow and contribute to this visioning process is to REGISTER with this engagement site. This will allow you to receive regular updates about the progress of the Visioning Committee, give you notice of public input opportunities, provide you opportunities to directly contribute ideas to the Vision and allow you to weigh in on the drafted Vision statements produced by the Visioning Committee.
  2. Watch for Vision Worthington public input events promoted through City of Worthington email notices, newsletters, public postings and Facebook posts.
  3. Residents are invited to attend the Vision Worthington Committee meetings held on the first Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 8 PM at the Worthington Municipal Building.
  4. Contact a Vision Worthington committee member directly.
  • Vision Worthington: Focus Groups

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    28 days ago

    Bring Your Unique Perspective to Vision Worthington

    ***UPDATE 06/11/2020 - NEW FOCUS GROUPS ADDED FOR JUNE 30 AND JULY 2***

    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: residents born in 1964 and before, residents born in 1965 and after, business owners and community/civic group members. Please note that we have added two additional focus groups for Generations (#5 and #6) to accommodate additional sign ups.

    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 7 pm - 9 pm

    Generations- Residents born in 1965 and after

    Focus Group #2

    Friday, June 19 from 10 am - Noon

    Generations- Residents born in 1964 and before

    Focus Group #3

    Monday, June 22 from 7 pm – 9 pm

    Worthington Business Owners

    Focus Group #4

    Friday, June 26 from 10 am - Noon

    Members of Civic Groups, Non-Profits, Community Organizations

    Focus Group #5

    Tuesday, June 30 from 7 pm- 9 pm

    Generations- Residents born in 1965 and after

    Focus Group #6

    Thursday, July 2 from 7 pm- 9 pm

    Generations- 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.

    Bring Your Unique Perspective to Vision Worthington

    ***UPDATE 06/11/2020 - NEW FOCUS GROUPS ADDED FOR JUNE 30 AND JULY 2***

    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: residents born in 1964 and before, residents born in 1965 and after, business owners and community/civic group members. Please note that we have added two additional focus groups for Generations (#5 and #6) to accommodate additional sign ups.

    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 7 pm - 9 pm

    Generations- Residents born in 1965 and after

    Focus Group #2

    Friday, June 19 from 10 am - Noon

    Generations- Residents born in 1964 and before

    Focus Group #3

    Monday, June 22 from 7 pm – 9 pm

    Worthington Business Owners

    Focus Group #4

    Friday, June 26 from 10 am - Noon

    Members of Civic Groups, Non-Profits, Community Organizations

    Focus Group #5

    Tuesday, June 30 from 7 pm- 9 pm

    Generations- Residents born in 1965 and after

    Focus Group #6

    Thursday, July 2 from 7 pm- 9 pm

    Generations- 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.

  • SOAR - Virtual Visioning Workshop

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    2 months ago

    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 time and day 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 all different perspectives, looking at both the present and future to help our community move forward.

    View SOAR Flyer Here

    There will be four opportunities for you to participate in the SOAR Workshop:

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Please CLICK HERE to Register!

    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 time and day 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 all different perspectives, looking at both the present and future to help our community move forward.

    View SOAR Flyer Here

    There will be four opportunities for you to participate in the SOAR Workshop:

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Please CLICK HERE to Register!

  • Vision Worthington Meeting Update

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    3 months ago

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic emergency and social distancing orders, the Worthington Visioning Committee will begin holding virtual meetings starting on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 PM.

    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. If you do not already have the app, clicking this link will open your browser and you will then have the option to either download the app or continue through your web browser. Lastly, you will be asked to allow the browser or app to use your microphone and camera and to enter your name (please do this so we can tell on our list of participants who is who).

    You may also join the meeting by calling 1-567-249-0063 and entering the conference ID number 289-743-008-#.

    If you would like to submit your comments, please email them in advance of the meeting to robyn.stewart@worthington.org

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic emergency and social distancing orders, the Worthington Visioning Committee will begin holding virtual meetings starting on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 PM.

    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. If you do not already have the app, clicking this link will open your browser and you will then have the option to either download the app or continue through your web browser. Lastly, you will be asked to allow the browser or app to use your microphone and camera and to enter your name (please do this so we can tell on our list of participants who is who).

    You may also join the meeting by calling 1-567-249-0063 and entering the conference ID number 289-743-008-#.

    If you would like to submit your comments, please email them in advance of the meeting to robyn.stewart@worthington.org

  • Vision Worthington Coronavirus Update

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    3 months ago

    Like most people and organizations, in our community and across the world, the Vision Worthington community visioning process has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Worthington Visioning Workshop originally scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been postponed and face-to-face outreach is on hold. We will post a new Workshop date and project timeline when it is available.

    In light of the inability to conduct in-person visioning activities, please be on the lookout for more opportunities to continue the conversation virtually here at VisionWorthington.org. The Visioning Committee is hard at work creating new tools and questions for you to engage with and join the conversation about the desired future for the community. While you and your family are spending your days inside your home, we invite you to think beyond this crisis and dream big, share your stories, interact virtually with your neighbors, and look ahead to the days where we can all come together again with a common love for our community.

    Please visit this page to get additional updates as we move through this situation together. For information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Worthington.org/coronavirus(External link).


    Like most people and organizations, in our community and across the world, the Vision Worthington community visioning process has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Worthington Visioning Workshop originally scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been postponed and face-to-face outreach is on hold. We will post a new Workshop date and project timeline when it is available.

    In light of the inability to conduct in-person visioning activities, please be on the lookout for more opportunities to continue the conversation virtually here at VisionWorthington.org. The Visioning Committee is hard at work creating new tools and questions for you to engage with and join the conversation about the desired future for the community. While you and your family are spending your days inside your home, we invite you to think beyond this crisis and dream big, share your stories, interact virtually with your neighbors, and look ahead to the days where we can all come together again with a common love for our community.

    Please visit this page to get additional updates as we move through this situation together. For information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Worthington.org/coronavirus(External link).


  • Vision Worthington Launches Community Engagement Site

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    6 months ago

    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.

    The site is located at: www.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...

    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.

    The site is located at: www.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 engagements 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.