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Welcome to our new page and our new name.  Vision 2020 changed its name to Envision Arlington in 2018, but we are still the same volunteers with the same overall mission.

Envision Arlington’s mission is to foster an engaged, culturally diverse, and civically active community. Our mission is guided by Arlington's values and aspirations, introduced as “Town Goals” when Vision 2020 was founded and now embodied in Arlington’s Master Plan.

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We promote volunteer engagement, including seeking input from residents through public surveys and forums to explore how Arlington is doing and whether there are additional values or goals prioritized by the community.  It is vitally important to bring many voices into the conversation, so we are working to understand Arlington’s robust community of volunteer groups and engage with these groups. We report to Town Meeting each year, including on recommendations developed through this collaborative process.

A cornerstone of Envision Arlington’s work is the annual Town Survey, which helps to inform the town government, committees, and task groups about the priorities, goals, and vision that the community supports for the Town moving forward. Volunteers are needed to help develop effective questions, advise groups seeking data, enter data, analyze results, and produce summary reports.

Envision Arlington includes a number of task groups/committees and we welcome your participation in these groups, as well as your ideas for new projects or committees.  To learn more about Envision Arlington, to volunteer to help with the Town Survey, or to contribute ideas for public engagement methods, please contact: envision@town.arlington.ma.us

Diversity Task Group, fostering awareness, community, and action on diversity issues and creating inclusive and safe spaces where all voices are welcome. Learn more: https://arlingtonmadtg.org/ 

Education Task Group, building a community understanding of what it means to be educated, how we measure success (in education and schools), and how to encourage innovation. To learn more, contact Scott Lever.

Reservoir Committee, participating in the Reservoir Master Plan Project to guide improvements and planning. To learn more, contact David White or visit https://arlingtonreservoir.org

Sustainable Arlington, increasing local energy efficiency, renewable energy use, and community resilience to climate change. Learn more: http://sustainablearlington.org/

Spy Pond Committee, helping the town to protect the beauty, water quality, and enjoyment of Spy Pond. Learn more: https://arlingtonma.gov/spypond 

Governance Task Group, hosting events to inform the public about matters before Town Meeting. To learn more, contact Cheryl Miller.

Fiscal Resources, educating the public about how town government works and the people responsible for planning and managing our finances. To learn more, contact Gordon Jamieson.

Standing Committee, supporting emerging ideas and broad public engagement through activities like the annual Town Survey. For more information, please contact: envision@town.arlington.ma.us.

 

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