The Greater Topeka Region will be a growing, dynamic and trusting community with a superior quality of life.
Our Vision Statement sums up our goals: The Greater Topeka Region will be a growing, dynamic and trusting community with a superior quality of life. Before detailing the more than 173 strategies, the Heartland Visioning Strategic Plan explains these goals in its Call to Action. Here are some excerpts:
Growing. As people retire, we do not attract enough new and young workers to replace them. Without new workers, we won’t grow. Those of us who remain will pay more in taxes.
Dynamic. We need our community to be so vibrant and so dynamic that people choose to live here.
Trusting. An overriding goal of this process is to build a trusting community.
Superior Quality of Life. By making our community attractive to new workers, we will grow businesses and our economy, expand our tax base and provide ALL citizens with a growing, prosperous, dynamic and trusting community where ALL citizens enjoy a rich quality of life.
Strategies are grouped under six “foundation” areas: Education, Quality of Life, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Government and Private Sector Leadership.
To download full-length reports of the strategic plan, community report and progress report, click on the links below:
Heartland Visioning Strategic Plan
2011 Report to the Community
2011 Shawnee County Progree Report
2010 Report to the Community
2010 Shawnee County Progress Report
2009 Report to the Community
2009 Shawnee County Progress Report