HoW Focus Group Dates

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!

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