Vision Statement

This vision for a Prosperous Athens
was developed from the Learnings document
which was published on August 28, 2006

A Prosperous Athens...

  • Embraces change and innovation to solve its problems.
  • Understands the importance of addressing issues of race and class in order to unite the community.
  • Demands educational excellence.
  • Provides quality lifelong learning opportunities for all children and families.
  • Develops a skilled workforce in anticipation of future economic growth.
  • Supports volunteerism as a community-wide responsibility.
  • Assures the availability of affordable housing.
  • Supports an efficient health care network that promotes wellness.
  • Relies on and supports an effective public transportation system.
  • Develops a diverse economy that promotes job growth and higher paying jobs.
  • Works with policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels to demand that policies meet the priorities of our community.
  • Expects all organizations, institutions, and neighborhood groups to work together to address community-wide issues.