Let’s test the direction for our future …

Couldn’t make it to the

Summit on the Future?

Share your thoughts to the meeting

prompts in the form below

During the Summit on the Future meeting on December 4th, participants were asked to rate and review the draft vision statement, goal statements and strategies. You can now participate online using the form below. Review the prompts below and share your reactions, concerns, and/or ideas. Answer as many or as few questions as you like.

Please also fill out the exit questionnaire. This information helps the planning team know if participation was representative of the diversity in the community. Your responses will become part of the master input database and are completely anonymous.

Make sure to share this opportunity with your friends, neighbors and anyone else who cares about the future of the communities of LaPorte County!

Summit on the Future Online Form

1. The Draft Vision

Please do the following: 1. Review the statement and indicate your level of support; 2. Provide any reactions or elaborations on the statement, and/or; 3. Indicate additional words, ideas or values you think are missing.
LaPorte County is a vibrant community that invests in its diverse people, grows its economic vitality, and promotes its unique character. The communities of LaPorte County are known for their rich quality of life and strong sense of place. They are recognized as a model for innovative leadership enabled by a supportive citizenry.

2a. People - Draft Goal Statement

Please do the following: 1. Review the statement and indicate your level of support; 2. Provide any reactions or elaborations on the statement, and/or; 3. Indicate additional words, ideas or values you think are missing.
In the communities of LaPorte County, we are... Nurturing, welcoming, and values-driven. We care about all our people and their future as demonstrated through our investments in education, human services, housing, health and civic engagement.

2b. People - Draft Strategies

Please do the following: 1. Review the strategies listed below; 2. Identify your top three strategies; 3. Let us know what's missing from this list. Note: The strategies have not been arranged in priority order and they are not final. They reflect major themes from initial discussions and are expected to evolve with continued discussion.
A. Diversify our housing options
B. Support lifelong learning
C. Embrace and leverage our cultural diversity
D. Broaden access to essential human services
E. Inspire greater civic engagement and involvement
F. Grow a deeper culture of collaboration
G. Enliven and expose community arts & culture
H. Prioritize healthy lifestyles for all residents

3a. Prosperity - Draft Goal Statement

Please do the following: 1. Review the statement and indicate your level of support; 2. Provide any reactions or elaborations on the statement, and/or; 3. Indicate additional words, ideas or values you think are missing.
In the communities of LaPorte County, we are... Growing a strong and resilient economic system for all. In our communities, entrepreneurs meet resources, workers meet opportunities, and visitors meet world-class attractions.

3b. Prosperity - Draft Strategies

Please do the following: 1. Review the strategies listed below; 2. Identify your top three strategies; 3. Let us know what's missing from this list. Note: The strategies have not been arranged in priority order and they are not final. They reflect major themes from initial discussions and are expected to evolve with continued discussion.
A. Modernize and maintain enabling infrastructure
B. Build pathways to prosperity for all residents
C. Train a highly competitive and skillful workforce
D. Stimulate local business growth and entrepreneurship
E. Provide services and support to our workers
F. Promote and strengthen our attractions
G. Diversify our employment sectors
H. Maintain our agricultural productivity

4a. Place - Draft Goal Statement

Please do the following: 1. Review the statement and indicate your level of support; 2. Provide any reactions or elaborations on the statement, and/or; 3. Indicate additional words, ideas or values you think are missing.
In the communities of LaPorte County, we are... Building and maintaining strong and vibrant places that celebrate our histories and connect us to one another. Our investments protect our unique character, preserve our environmental legacy and inspire thoughtful growth and revitalization.

4b. Place - Draft Strategies

Please do the following: 1. Review the strategies listed below; 2. Identify your top three strategies; 3. Let us know what's missing from this list. Note: The strategies have not been arranged in priority order and they are not final. They reflect major themes from initial discussions and are expected to evolve with continued discussion.
A. Strengthen our Main Streets
B. Improve multi-modal connectivity and efficiency
C. Reinvest in our neighborhoods
D. Focus our redevelopment energy and investment
E. Preserve natural amenities
F. Celebrate and emphasize our unique communities
G. Direct growth and development through thoughtful planning
H. Protect historic and cultural assets

5. Exit Questionnaire

Please take a minute to answer the following questions. Your feedback is crucial to documenting participation in the Vibrant Communities process.
You are ...
What racial group do you most identify with?
Are you Hispanic / Latinx?
What is your age?
What is your highest level of education?
How long have you lived in LaPorte County?
Did you attend a large Vibrant Communities workshop?
Please tell us about your annual household income: