Over a two-month period more than 3,000 people around the region responded to a survey asking for the three top priorities for the Wichita area for the next three years.
The results … develop more Downtown Wichita activities and events for individuals and families of all ages … diversify the local economy by keeping industries already here and recruiting new jobs in new industries … and increase the number of people in the region who advance their post-high school education, either through degrees, certificates or re-training programs.
These could be the top priorities for almost any American city. But maybe other communities would mention lower taxes or better streets or better public services.
The Priority Project has presented a limited, easily-understandable “play book” for civic leaders to consult; a sort of short “mission statement”. Should I use the word “focus”?
Experience tells me getting most Wichitans pointed in about the same direction is a big challenge.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”