|Derrick Tokos, Director||541.574.0626|
|Rachel Cotton, Associate Planner||541.574.3341|
|Sherri Marineau, Executive Assistant||541.574.0629|
|Joseph Lease, Building Official||541.574.0627|
|Victor Mettle, Planner/Code Administrator||541.574.0628|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Greater Newport Vision 2040
You spoke. We listened. Join us for the next step!
The City of Newport is well on its way to creating a Vision and Strategic Plan for the greater Newport area. Thanks to feedback collected through multiple community events and online comments, we have developed a draft vision. Please go here for your last chance to take the survey and let us know if we got everything right: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewportVision2040.
Since the project launch, we’ve been holding community conversations around several basic questions:
- Where are we now?
- Where are we going?
- Where do we want to be?
- How do we get there?
Community members have explored these questions in the following conversation areas:
Focus Area 1: Enhancing a Livable Region
Focus Area 2: Preserving & Enjoying Our Environment
Focus Area 3: Creating New Businesses & Jobs
Focus Area 4: Learning, Exploring, & Creating New Horizons
Focus Area 5: Improving Community Health & Safety
Focus Area 6: Fostering Collaboration & Engagement
By taking this survey, you’ll be evaluating the work done so far and offering your own additional ideas and insight. This will help us finalize vision statements for each of the conversation areas.
For questions or comments, please email Rachel Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.574.3341.
What is a community vision?
Visioning is a process through which a community can envision the future it wants, plan how to achieve it, and begin to make it happen. A community vision is an overall image of what a community aspires to be and how it prefers to look at a point in the future.
Over the coming months, the City of Newport will develop a long-range, community-wide vision. A vision is a statement of our common values and, as such, is strongest when there is broad public engagement. Greater Newport's 2040 visioning process offers an opportunity for the community to envision the future it wants and the steps that collectively need to be taken to make that desired future a reality. The vision will help guide the City and community in decision making and community partnership building moving forward.
Click here to see some sample vision plans.
Click here for more information about the project.