Sustainable Communities

F.O.C.U.S. visions for people, places, visitors, work, play and government shape the structure for a livable, sustainable community.  In 2005, after twelve months of fact-finding, 15 expert presentations, and numerous “think tank” sessions attended by people representing non-profit organizations, engineering and architectural firms, planning agencies, colleges and universities, and citizen activists, the “Citizens’ Action Plan for a Livable, Sustainable Community” was created.  The plan defines a sustainable community as a place that provides a safe, healthy, high quality of life for current and future generations by incorporating a comprehensive, integrated approach to economic vitality, social equity, workforce development and environmental stewardship.

Read the August 2005 Action Plan for a Sustainable Community