Vision 2030 spotlight

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Vision 2030 is a collaborative citizens effort to define the future of the Yampa Valley. Vision 2030 intends to gather the wisdom of valley residents to update the 1994 Vision 2020 Report of Recommendations and create a community vision that will define the "heart and soul" of the Yampa Valley and develop specific, doable, measurable strategies for ensuring that the "heart and soul" are successfully stewarded from one generation to the next.

For more information about Vision 2030, call Tammie Bowes Delaney, project manager, at 846-1404 or e-mail tdelaney@springsips.com. To fill out a Vision 2030 survey, visit www.vision2030routt.org.

Name: Lisa Brown

Residence: Steamboat Springs

Number of years in the valley: 38

Occupation: Program manager, Yampa Valley Community Foundation

Q: If you returned in 20 years, what would you hope to see or feel?

A: Hay meadows, easy access to hiking trails and a multi-generational community

Q: What top three aspects of your community today, do you brag about?

A: Winter Carnival; Community support for our schools; For a community our size, we are relatively cosmopolitan

Q: Describe the elements of your community's heart and soul that are most important to you?

A: I believe that the sincere kindness of many residents and the ability to easily connect with nature contribute to our community's character.

Q: What one thing would you do to preserve your community's heart and soul?

A: I would encourage decision-makers from McCoy to Maybell to consider the whole region our community. Collaboration might help maintain a kind, accessible and healthy area.

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