Envision Athens is a community-wide effort to develop a common vision for the future of the Athens-Clarke County community.

This process has resulted in a visionary, yet achievable multi-dimensional strategy to guide community and economic development for the next 20 years. This will lead to a shared sense of accountability and commitment to implementation and a sense that this is not “just another plan.” Envision Athens was and will continue to be, open and inclusive, intuitive and informed, and carefully-designed and implemented.


Envision Athens is launching a year-long campaign declaring 2021 as The Year of the Good Neighbor. The goal of the year-long campaign to inspire all Athenians to be Good Neighbors, united under one vision to better the community’s future through its four core values— unity, equity, prosperity, and compassion.



To stay caught up with this campaign, follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook. We are also calling for businesses to nominate themselves and others as Good Neighbors at the link below. All are welcome to participate!


You are Needed!

Envision Athens depends on widespread community input. Here’s how you can get involved.

Get Involved!

Across our 14 domains, there is much work being done in each workgroup!

Engage Athens!

If you are interested in engaging with Athens, check out our Civic Engagement Guide!

Tell Someone!

Help us spread the word by liking us on Facebook and joining our newsletter today!

We Invite You to Review Our Annual Report and Timeline

Our 2019 Annual Report includes a summary of our progress, a list of our collective achievements, and community feedback upon our work over the past year.

Our 2020-2021 Timeline is a roadmap of specific actions we hope to accomplish over the coming year in partnership with the community and various stakeholders.

 Have an idea? You can always share it online!

Share your ideas for making Athens-Clarke County an even better place in the future. We’re still listening!