Heart and Soul Value Statements
Did We Get It Right?
The Heart of Williamsport has written eight statements that represent our community. Do you agree with the statements? What can we change? How can we make the statements better? Let us know in the surveys attached to each value statement...read more
Arts, Culture, Heritage Celebration of historic and creative treasures We celebrate our arts, culture and heritage through events and activities that capture the spirit of Williamsport and support local businesses which revitalize our city, enrich our lives, preserve...read more
Beautiful Natural Environment Admiration for Natural Surroundings We admire our scenic views and beautiful natural surroundings; this tranquil environment provides plenty of outdoor activities and enhances our quality of life. Our Beautiful Natural Environment is...read more
Diverse Community Expression of self in a welcoming environment We value the diversity of Williamsport within the quaint, small-town community that practices kindness, acceptance, and respect that empowers everyone. The diversity of our community is embodied in our:...read more
Educational; Assets, Activities, and Events Participation in learning opportunities We value the numerous and diverse educational opportunities and programs which promote a sense of community pride by offering mentoring and learning activities for everyone. ...read more
Health, Safety, Welfare Community sense of well being We appreciate our clean and friendly city for providing a safe and peaceful environment for raising families and making Williamsport our home. Our city benefits greatly by having: Responsive government Extensive...read more
Opportunities and Economic Growth Appreciation of positive change We appreciate our strong economic growth, diverse job opportunities, and a low-cost of living that raises the quality of life for more citizens, and encourages young people to stay in the community....read more
Small-Town Feel Treasuring community connection We treasure the character and friendliness of our small-town that allows the compassionate members of this community to connect with one another. The size of our city allows us to walk or bike to enjoy: Family &...read more
Urban Amenities and Recreation Appreciation for balance of city and rural life We appreciate the balance between the city’s easy access to rural settings and a vibrant downtown, which creates a distinctive atmosphere drawing people together. The city offers public...read more
Welcome to the Heart of Williamsport
Our Heart of Williamsport mission is to collect stories from our diverse community, identify what people value, and share this information to guide Williamsport’s future.
We use storytelling as a way to connect with the people of Williamsport, to hear what they like, what they want, and what they want to see change. We’re collecting stories from a group of people as diverse as our community, identifying what they value, and using this to develop vision statements to guide local decision making. Sign up for to learn more about this innovative initiative, and to receive updates and news. If you’re interested in volunteering, use our contact form to reach us directly.
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Heart of Williamsport
Join the Heart of Williamsport and the Beloved Community Council for a Roundtable Discussion about HoW's Value Statements 6-8 p.m. July 26 at the City Alliance Church, 420 Elmira Street. Come share your ideas for action. ...read more
The step-by-step framework outlined in this section describes a model Heart & Soul process using four phases and eleven steps. Each phase is built around specific learning, capacity building or engagement goals, and together they lead to the overall project goals....read more