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The Blade – A Vision Statement for Fairbury

What is a vision statement? According to Wikipedia, a vision statement is a (community’s) road map, indicating both what the (community) wants to become and guiding transformational initiatives by setting a defined direction for the (community’s) growth.

At a recent brainstorming meeting at the City Hall, it was mentioned that we all need to be thinking about what we would like Fairbury’s vision statement to be. This statement should be broad enough so it does not preclude future ideas and endeavors, and still, it needs to be specific enough to get our businesses, residents, and organizations excited about the future of our community.

Many companies and organizations use a vision statement as a guiding principle when making decisions and embarking on new undertakings. Our community vision statement should do this as well.

Would words like “passion,” “enhancement,” “cooperation,” “build,” “create,” “enjoy,” etc. help you be excited about the possibilities and opportunities of our community?

“It is fun to think about the possibilities for Fairbury!” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the specialty shops group. “Our future holds a lot of promise!”

As always, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com with any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics to write for our community.