Imagine Hillsboro Calling for More Community Feedback

The City of Hillsboro is once again calling on the community to participate in Imagine Hillsboro , a comprehensive plan, by reviewing a draft vision statement and a set of goals and objectives. Citizens can now head to www.hillsboroohio.net to provide their feedback on the draft vision, goals, and objectives which will serve as guidance in the creation of plan recommendations for Hillsboro. 
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The draft vision and goals have been framed in accordance with information collected to date and input provided by the community. Statements were created based on the issues and opportunities shared by the community in the vision and values survey, and discussions with the steering committee in November 2018 and January 2019.

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The proposed draft vision is:
Imagine Hillsboro, a flourishing city that honors its rural, hometown values, true to its historic identity with a robust and welcoming economy; transparent leadership and collaboration; great neighborhoods; a safe and healthy community; and accessible to local and global networks.

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The steering committee has also drafted seven proposed goal statements, citizens are asked to review these and their associated objectives and suggest any important goals they feel are missing. 

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Economy -Hillsboro will have a robust and thriving economy that serves its citizens, welcomes businesses and organizations to grow and develop within the city, and increases economic development and redevelopment activities.

Communication & Collaboration -Hillsboro will have open and transparent decision-making processes between the government and its residents.

Neighborhoods & Housing -Hillsboro will be a town of strong neighborhoods with housing options for all, and active and involved citizens.

Community -Hillsboro will be a safe and healthy community that promotes individual well-being, the pursuit of self-improvement, and encourages pride in being part of the community.

Local Resources & Heritage -Hillsboro will be a place that embraces its environmental, historic, and local resources and preserves those resources to establish and build city identity.

Connectivity -Hillsboro will be an informed and connected city with access to resources that extend beyond municipal boundaries. 

Mobility -Hillsboro will be a place with efficient interconnectedness through well-organized and designed transportation infrastructure systems.

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The consultants (McBride Dale Clarion) and the steering committee will review the results of the survey to prepare a 5 th draft of the vision, goals, and objectives to be shared at the workshops to be held later this winter. Dates and locations will be announced shortly for the upcoming public workshops to begin discussing how the city can best achieve its goals by asking citizens to share their ideas about how to address transportation, land use, economic development, community activities, infrastructure, and recreation in various neighborhoods and districts of Hillsboro. 

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Imagine Hillsboro is a year-long process led by a steering committee of appointed community members. The steering committee is relying heavily on citizen input and review to shape the content of the plan’s recommendations. The process aims to create a vision and recommendations for the future of Hillsboro that reflect the values and goals of the community and provides guidance to address the city’s challenges and opportunities.
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Questions can be submitted via the forms on the website. All questions may not be answered in writing, but participants should see their input reflected in the next set of information published on line. If you have any questions regarding the planning process or would like to find out more on how you can participate, visit the city’s website at www.hillsboroohio.net or contact the city offices at 937.393.5219.

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