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Citizens Invited to Weigh-In on Proposed Changes to the Town’s Vision and Core Value #5


The Davidson Mayor and Board of Commissioners have discussed changes to the Town of Davidson’s vision statement and core value #5 over the past few months. After some discussion, they recommend a new vision and core value #5 (please see detail below). They seek feedback from Davidson’s citizens before they consider adopting the new vision and core value at a future meeting, likely on April 24. A full list of the current town vision, mission, and core values is on our website at: www.townofdavidson.org/missionstatement

Details:
Original vision:
Davidson is a town that has long been committed to controlling its own destiny as a distinct, sustainable, and sovereign municipality. Our town’s sense of community is rooted in citizens who respect each other; in racial and socioeconomic diversity; in pedestrian orientation; and in the presence of a liberal arts college. We believe our history and setting guide our future.

Proposed vision:
Davidson remains committed to controlling our own destiny as a distinct, sustainable, and sovereign small town. Our sense of community is rooted in citizens who respect each other, in racial and socioeconomic diversity, and in pedestrian orientation; all in the presence of a small liberal arts college. Our history and character guide our future.

Original Core Value #5:
Davidson’s traditional character is that of a small town, so land planning will reflect its historic patterns of village-centered growth, with connection of neighborhoods, preservation of rural area, and provision of public spaces.

Proposed Core Value #5:
Davidson is a small, historic, college town. We are a town that celebrates our rich cultural and architectural history. Our unique character is reflected in our land use, managed approach to growth, and preserved in our architectural history. Our land planning will reflect historic patterns of village-centered growth, connections between our neighborhoods, preservation of our rural area, provision of our public spaces, and new development will honor our historic character.

Ways to provide feedback:

  • Citizens can complete an online survey via our Open Town Hall portal by following this link: www.townofdavidson.org/OpenTownHall
    • Survey questions are below:
      • Do you approve of the proposed vision statement?
      • Why or why not?
      • Do you approve of the proposed core value #5?
      • Why or why not?

  • Citizens may speak during the public comment period at 6:00 p.m. at the April 10 meeting.

 
Core value #5 will be moved up into the #2 position in our list of core values, although the list of core values is not ranked in priority order.

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