“F.O.C.U.S. is a citizen driven organization that taps citizen creativity to impact change in Central New York by enabling citizens, organizations, and government to work together to enhance the quality of our lives and our economic future.”

“Forging Our Community’s United Strength,” F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse is a community-wide visioning program created with the goal of making Syracuse a better place to live and work. Started by a group of Leadership Greater Syracuse graduates and interested residents, the program, loosely modeled after several visioning projects around the country, came out of the desire to determine a course of action and growth for Syracuse. F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.

What is different about F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse from other visioning programs is that the ideas came from thousands of everyday folks, the citizens of Syracuse, not from people in authority positions.

F.O.C.U.S. engages in research, public policy advocacy, public education, and public outreach to promote intelligent, inclusive, sustainable decision making.