The Visioning Advisory Committee (VAC) presented its plan for an update to the city’s current Community Vision at the Mar. 30 City Council meeting. The VAC are the primary authors and accountability partners for the plan, which also includes input from community members and various partners.
The group is gearing up for a 2021 update, which will review, and possibly update, the previously identified community goals and the 104 current action items. The current goals of the Community Vision are:
- Build Community
- Create a Vibrant Downtown
- Improve Mobility
- Expand Public Services
- Enhance Livability
The current Visioning board is energized and enthusiastic about getting started on this update, said VAC City Council Liaison Mark Fagin. “I hope all members of our community will take a few minutes to add their thoughts about our city and help shape the future of Beaverton.”
During the City Council presentation, VAC members shared a tentative plan that would include an 18-month process consisting of outreach to community members, surveys, virtual and live events, and other participation.
Goals include a focus on intentional outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups, being responsive to the changing needs of the community, and developing a final product that will be useful for the City Council and staff.