Clearwater Visioning Sessions 2005
City of Clearwater Mission Statement
"The Mission of the City of Clearwater is to provide cost effective
municipal services and infrastructure necessary for a high quality of
life for all our citizens."
City of Clearwater Vision Statement
"Sparkling Clearwater is a uniquely beautiful and vibrant waterfront
community that is socially and economically diverse, that reinvests in
itself, and is a wonderful place to live, learn, work and play."
Visioning Sessions 2005
Early in 2005, the Clearwater City Council and senior staff held a series
of three workshops devoted to exploring and refining their vision for
the future of the City. During these workshops, they modified the official
city vision statement, and came up with a series of strategic initiatives,
based on this statement and their internal discussions, that could be
used to help achieve desired future conditions.
The leaders recognized that past initiatives had not fared well, in part
because of the perceived disconnect between their goals and the goals
of the community as a whole. In order to mitigate this issue, the Council
authorized a series of community-wide workshops, modeled after the ones
that they and the staff had completed. These workshops had several primary
purposes: gather information from the community about concerns and directions;
field test the Council’s ideas and proposed initiatives; help build
consensus for which direction the City should move in the upcoming years.
This report summarizes the results of these community workshops. Eight
weekly workshops were scheduled within the City and were held during the
months of September and October. These workshops were held on weekday
evenings, in locations spread throughout the community. Most workshops
were very well attended, with the exception of workshop number five. In
early November a ninth workshop was added in order to provide additional
opportunities for business interests to attend and participate. City council
members and senior staff attended every workshop, and most workshops included
at least four Council members.
Visioning Session Results
Note: Many of the documents on the page are PDF
Visioniong Sesssion Results as a single document (*4.2
Visioning Session Results (by section):