Heart of Williamsport's Next Step Mark your calendars Our Round Table discussion involved groups from the community brainstorming ideas for action corresponding with our value statement. Now, our next step is to consider our value statements in depth. The purpose is to draw attention to the areas that need improvement and recognize the Williamsport's potential. Here are the upcoming dates …
The Heart of Williamsport has written eight statements that represent our community. Do you agree with the statements? What can we change? How can we make the statements better? Let us know in the surveys attached to each value statement blog!
Arts, Culture, Heritage Celebration of historic and creative treasures We celebrate our arts, culture and heritage through events and activities that capture the spirit of Williamsport and support local businesses which revitalize our city, enrich our lives, preserve for the next generation. Our arts and culture are integral to: Local businesses & artists Pajama …
Beautiful Natural Environment Admiration for Natural Surroundings We admire our scenic views and beautiful natural surroundings; this tranquil environment provides plenty of outdoor activities and enhances our quality of life. Our Beautiful Natural Environment is appreciated through: Mountains Forests Rivers Creeks Trails Parks What do you think about this value statement? Do you agree?
Diverse Community Expression of self in a welcoming environment We value the diversity of Williamsport within the quaint, small-town community that practices kindness, acceptance, and respect that empowers everyone. The diversity of our community is embodied in our: Art Entertainment Dining Employment Worship opportunities People What do you think about this value statement? Do …
Educational; Assets, Activities, and Events Participation in learning opportunities We value the numerous and diverse educational opportunities and programs which promote a sense of community pride by offering mentoring and learning activities for everyone. Educational opportunities are provided by our: Schools Colleges After-school programs Libraries Churches Organizational collaborations
Health, Safety, Welfare Community sense of well being We appreciate our clean and friendly city for providing a safe and peaceful environment for raising families and making Williamsport our home. Our city benefits greatly by having: Responsive government Extensive social services Quality health care system Generous philanthropists
Opportunities and Economic Growth Appreciation of positive change We appreciate our strong economic growth, diverse job opportunities, and a low-cost of living that raises the quality of life for more citizens, and encourages young people to stay in the community. Williamsport’s positive change is supported by: Pro-active planning Geographic location A good transportation system Privately …
Small-Town Feel Treasuring community connection We treasure the character and friendliness of our small-town that allows the compassionate members of this community to connect with one another. The size of our city allows us to walk or bike to enjoy: Family & friends Locally owned shops Privately owned restaurants Attractions & destinations The river, mountains, …
Urban Amenities and Recreation Appreciation for balance of city and rural life We appreciate the balance between the city’s easy access to rural settings and a vibrant downtown, which creates a distinctive atmosphere drawing people together. The city offers public transportation and a variety of: Parks Recreation Sports Businesses Restaurants & Bars Specialty shops Theaters
Join the Heart of Williamsport and the Beloved Community Council for a Roundtable Discussion about HoW's Value Statements 6-8 p.m. July 26 at the City Alliance Church, 420 Elmira Street. Come share your ideas for action.
MARK MARONEY, Reporter Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 27, 2017 sungazette.com Richard Hosch could see a common theme developing on his table at the Heart of Williamsport “Summit Up” event Wednesday night. The theme was the transition of the city’s downtown as a destination with more attractions, such as the Susquehanna River Walk, and a myriad of …
You spoke, we listened. After a year of story gathering, video interviews, survey questions answered, and story listening, we will review the responses we have received from our community, and work together in small groups to develop our vision statements. We need you to help us "sum it up!" These vision statements will become the …
Khamila, Khalil, Rahim Baines and Shaheed James discuss Peace in the Port and the fight they are facing for change in the community and a better generation to come.
Cliff Stevens opens up about his recent move to the area, diving into parts of the community, and how he has embraced the culture of Williamsport.
Local filmmaker and business owner Phoebe Frear discusses her love for collaboration and artistic expression, as well as how she gives her gifts back to the community of Williamsport.
Father John Manno tells stories from his past, present, and uses those to gage his hopes for the future of Williamsport and the deep love he has for the community.
By joining together over similar interests for common good, we can produce change. No matter who you are or where you live we all make up Williamsport, and we all want to see it thrive.
Members and founder John Meyer of the Pajama Factory’s Community Woodshop discuss the opportunities Williamsport has given them and their love for the woodshop.
Meet Richard James, a 16 year resident of Williamsport. Read his story about moving home, becoming involved, and the change that's coming.
Tommy Grieco discusses the generosity with his GoFundMe story about the community coming together to donate to getting himself a new wheelchair.
Jason Fitzgerald discusses his beliefs in city government, Williamsport as winning, and the work he does in his hometown to keep the community growing.
Dallas Miller and Lena Yeagle discuss their love of nature and how they want to enhance the culture in Williamsport and the access to the river.
Anna Falat and granddaughter Miah Dunkleberger discuss how they’re individually succeeding in their futures and what it means to be a strong woman.
Todd Foresman and Chuck Black discuss their views on diversity, open-mind individuals, and acceptance in the city of Williamsport.