To ensure that Envision Athens is an open and transparent process, presentations, public input reports, technical reports, interview notes and other documents created throughout the planning process will be available here for download.

The Envision Athens Action Agenda

Throughout 2017 the Athens-Clarke County Community embarked on an ambitious effort to develop a unified vision and action plan for increase prosperity across the county. The resulting Action Agenda represents the interests of thousands of citizens in fourteen topics and 103 community actions. Taken together, these projects, policies, and programs will make Athens a more complete, equitable, and prosperous community. To read the Action Agenda, please click on the link to the right. The document appendix is available here: Action Agenda Full Appendix (Warning: Very large file)

FAQs / Talking Points PDF

Have a question about the Envision Athens process? The Planning Team and the Steering Committee have been collecting questions and providing answers in Frequently Asked Questions document. This will updated throughout the process.

Engagement Round 1: Focus on the Future

Through the month of January and February, a series of engagement activities were undertaken to understand the key issues and opportunities in Athens-Clarke County. These consisted of large community meetings, smaller focused discussions and online surveys. In total, more than 3,500 comments were collected. To the right, please find a summary of the findings.  You can also view the Appendix to see all comments and data collected throughout the round.

The Community Assessment

To inform later stages of research and reveal pressing issues, an overall community assessment of demographic, economic and place-based conditions and trends was conducted. Data was collected from a number of sources including US Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, along with recent community plans and research documents. In the next phase, the Planning Team will be exploring segments of this information further.

  •  The Community Assessment Presentation – On February 13, the Planning Team unveiled the research to the Steering Committee and Stakeholders in the Classic Center. Please click the link to view the presentation.

The Target Analysis

A deeper dive into the key findings from the Community Assessment research and analysis. This data, along with priorities from the community and base analysis, will be used to form the draft recommendations.

  •  The Target Assessment Presentation – On July 15, the Steering Committee received a presentation from the Planning Team outlining the key findings from the target research and analysis. Notes have been added in the upper left hand corner.