What is a
is the process of developing a shared picture of a healthy community. The
vision describes what a community would look like if it were optimally
supporting health and well-being for all its residents and organizations.
Visioning requires participants to expand their thinking beyond the pressing
constraints of today to come up with inspirational and far-reaching ideas
The Mayor’s Office, working with
members of Partners for a Healthier Community, invited over 100 community
leaders together on February 27, 2003, the first day of the City’s 200th
year, at the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center for
visioning session. From this group, a
Design Team was formed
to plan the
Visioning Process for the City.
Members of the Design Team then conducted over 30 visioning sessions during the summer of 2003, involving over 1,000 people of all ages and yielding hundreds of recommendations for ways of improving the quality of life in Fall River which were then posted on a web site linked to the City’s web site (www.fallriverma.org). In September, 2003, the Design Team organized these recommendations into 42 categories.
In March, 2009, a second Summit was held at the Fall River Government Center. Following a series of informational surveys evaluating the outcomes of the first five-year Action Plan ,a second survey and plan was published in December 2009 outlining the Strategic Action Plan for the 2010-2014 period. Updated information on current projects and related activities can be found on this web site.