In terms of planning, a vision defines a future state you would like to reach. A vision is a long-term view that describes how your community would like to be. Features of an effective vision statement are:
Creating a vision of your community’s disaster resilience leads directly to considering the shorter term steps – the goals – that will help you reach your community’s vision.
There are various methods for creating your community’s resilience vision. Your team may choose to write a short statement that describes your community as highly resilient. You can also engage in a “visioning exercise” with others in the community to develop a broader, more wide-ranging vision. An approach called “Appreciative Inquiry” gathers positive stories and images, seeking out the best of what exists today.
For information on creating a community disaster resilience vision, click on the resource link on the top right side of this page.