FOCUS elevates the Citizen Voice with our visioning efforts
FOCUS 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 interested residents in 1998, 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.
What is different about FOCUS Greater Syracuse from other visioning programs is that the ideas came from thousands of every day folks, the citizens of Syracuse and Central New York, not from people in authority positions.
FOCUS asked the citizens of Greater Syracuse what their dreams were for the future of our community. What did they want Central New York to look like in the future? They came up with real goals.