Pocahontas County Visioning Survey
The Pocahontas County Board of Supervisors, Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission, and Pocahontas County Young Professionals have partnered together to gather public opinion on the current state and future of Pocahontas County, Iowa. Your feedback is important to us and will be used to guide the goals and priorities of the Pocahontas County Vision Plan which will be submitted with the county’s application to become an Iowa Great Place.
Please complete the survey by Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Why do we have a vision plan?
In recent years numerous strategic plans, visioning documents, and goals have been developed and updated by cities and organizations across the county. With so many separate entities and documents, a need for enhanced communication and a shared vision throughout the county was identified. Created with input from stakeholders across the county, the first edition of the county vision plan was developed with the intent of fostering communication, focusing community development efforts, and creating one comprehensive vision for the “great place” of Pocahontas County, Iowa. We are now working to update the vision plan and are seeking input from residents, workers, and visitors of Pocahontas County.
Our county vision plan will be submitted with our application for Pocahontas County to be designated as an Iowa Great Place.
What is the Iowa Great Places Program?
The Iowa Great Places program seeks to recognize communities taking action to enhance their local places while staying true to the qualities that make them unique. Designated communities have demonstrated a vision that values their assets while challenging themselves to set realistic goals for advancing their quality of life. The program provides Iowa Great Places designation and the opportunity for funding of supported projects. The program goals are to cultivate the unique and authentic qualities of Iowa neighborhoods, districts, communities and regions in order to make them great places to live and work through professional development training, technical assistance opportunities, a network of vibrant communities and passionate leaders, and access to other state and local resources. In addition to designation, the program supports projects integrated with a shared vision and set of strategies, involve significant partnerships and collaboration, and focus on the development of local and regional assets in the following areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Entrepreneurial incentive for business development
- Historic Fabric
- Housing Options
- Natural Environment
What is our vision?
Simply stated, our vision is to make Pocahontas County a “Great Place” to live, work, and play. Our vision is to connect lives and communities by joining together in spirit and purpose to restore and transform the environment of our culture, economy, and community life for the retention and attraction of current, former, and new residents of Pocahontas County.
Ways to complete and return the survey:
Fill out the survey online:
Mail your completed survey to:
P.O. Box 212
Pocahontas, IA 50574
Scan and email your paper copy to:
Drop your survey off:
At any city hall or library in Pocahontas County