Vision statements are essential elements for creating a plan that reflects the community’s values and desire for the future. The vision statement should be aspirational, practical and future oriented. It should serve as guidance for community decision making.

At the second meeting, residents worked with each other to draft group vision statements. The six group vision statements were then combined and refined by the community plan steering committee to reach its final form:

Our future youngwood…

Is a safe community full of spirit, family, faith and opportunities for learning and earning.

Will capitalize on its unique access and location, its exceptional parks, recreation and green space, hometown pride and business community.

Is a unique community defined by family friendly neighborhoods and unified by pride and involvement. It is further accented by a vibrant, safe and walkable town center full of businesses.