Value Statement No. 1


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

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Value Statement No. 2

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

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Value Statement No. 3


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

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Value Statement No. 4

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

Value Statement No. 5

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

Value Statement No. 6

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


Value Statement No. 7

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

Value Statement No. 8

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