Heart of Williamsport http://heartofwilliamsport.org Collecting stories from our diverse community, identify what people value, and share this information to guide Williamsport’s future. Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-HOW_small_logo_icon-1-32x32.png Heart of Williamsport http://heartofwilliamsport.org 32 32 HoW Focus Group Dates http://heartofwilliamsport.org/focus-group-dates/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:00:59 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=893 Heart of Williamsport’s Next Step Mark your calendars Our Round Table discussion involved groups from the community brainstorming ideas for action corresponding with our value statement. Now, our next step is to consider our value statements in depth. The purpose is to draw attention to the areas that need improvement and recognize the Williamsport’s potential. Here are the upcoming dates […]

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Heart of Williamsport's upcoming dates for Focus Groups

Heart of Williamsport’s Next Step

Mark your calendars

Our Round Table discussion involved groups from the community brainstorming ideas for action corresponding with our value statement. Now, our next step is to consider our value statements in depth. The purpose is to draw attention to the areas that need improvement and recognize the Williamsport’s potential. Here are the upcoming dates of our Focus Groups.

  • Diverse Community: Monday, August 7th
    • 7:00-8:30 PM @ Firetree Place
  • Arts, Culture, & Heritage: Thursday August 10th 
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ City Alliance Church sanctuary
  • Urban Amenities & Recreation: Tuesday, August 15th
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ YMCA
  • Beautiful Natural Environment: Monday, August 28th
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ Susquehanna State Park Pavilion
  • Small- Town Feel: Thursday, August 31st
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ Sun Gazette
  • Educational Assets: Wednesday, September 6th
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ Curtain School auditorium
  • Health, Safety, & Welfare: Tuesday, September 12th
    • 5:30-7:00 PM @ YWCA
  • Opportunities & Economic Growth: Monday, September 18th
    • 12:00-2:00 PM @ Trade & Transit 2. (3rd floor)

If you’d like to evaluate the value statements ahead of time, click here

See you there!

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Welcome to Williamsport’s Values http://heartofwilliamsport.org/williamsport-values/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:30:08 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=885 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 blog!

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Williamsport Value Statements

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 blog!

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Value Statement No. 1 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-1/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:10:55 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=722 The post Value Statement No. 1 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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 for the next generation.

Our arts and culture are integral to:

  • Local businesses & artists
  • Pajama Factory
  • First Friday & other art celebrations

Our rich history instills pride and is reflected in:

  • Little League & baseball traditions
  • Our lumber heritage
  • Diverse, quality architecture

What do you think about this value statement? Do you agree?

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Value Statement No. 2 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-2/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:09:12 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=716 The post Value Statement No. 2 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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 appreciated through:

  • Mountains
  • Forests
  • Rivers
  • Creeks
  • Trails
  • Parks

What do you think about this value statement? Do you agree?

 

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Value Statement No. 3 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-3/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:07:09 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=752 The post Value Statement No. 3 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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:

  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Dining
  • Employment
  • Worship opportunities
  • People

What do you think about this value statement? Do you agree?

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Value Statement No. 4 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-4/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:05:42 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=760 The post Value Statement No. 4 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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. 

Educational opportunities are provided by our:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • After-school programs
  • Libraries
  • Churches
  • Organizational collaborations

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Value Statement No. 5 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-5/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:03:58 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=763 The post Value Statement No. 5 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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 social services
  • Quality health care system
  • Generous philanthropists

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Value Statement No. 6 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-6/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:02:28 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=765 The post Value Statement No. 6 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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.

Williamsport’s positive change is supported by:

  • Pro-active planning
  • Geographic location
  • A good transportation system
  • Privately owned businesses
  • An entrepreneurial spirit promoting revitalization

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Value Statement No. 7 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-7/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:01:54 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=769 The post Value Statement No. 7 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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 & friends
  • Locally owned shops
  • Privately owned restaurants
  • Attractions & destinations
  • The river, mountains, & parks

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Value Statement No. 8 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/value-statement-no-8/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:00:52 +0000 http://heartofwilliamsport.org/?p=772 The post Value Statement No. 8 appeared first on Heart of Williamsport.

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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 transportation and a variety of:

  • Parks
  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Businesses
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Specialty shops
  • Theaters

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