Updating the Silver Spring Township Comprehensive Plan

"Visioning" Exercise

The revision to our 1995 Comprehensive plan was begun in 2014, and since then various surveys and public meetings have been held to obtain input from community members.  This provided the background needed for an update to the plan.  At this point, we want to hear from you about the future: What kind of community would you like to see Silver Spring Township become?  

You may ask, “Why bother with visions of the future when it seems like we should solve today's problems instead? ”Both problem solving and visioning are important; but in order to work towards a goal, it is important that we identify the vision first, and solve problems once that vision is established."

Visioning generates a common goal, hope, and encouragement; offers a possibility for fundamental change; gives people a sense of control; gives a group something to move toward; and generates creative thinking and passion. 

In the following survey, we are asking you to identify what our community would be like if you had the power to make it any way you wanted.  We want to collect as many ideas as possible--nothing is too small, too big, or too outlandish for consideration.

Please take the survey, which should take about 10 minutes.  There is plenty of opportunity to write in answers to the questions if you don’t like the choices provided. 

Having a vision is the first step. An old proverb says,

A vision without a plan is just a dream.
A plan without a vision is just drudgery.
But a vision with a plan can change the world.

Stay tuned to the website for further participation requests, and contact our Community Development Director, Karla Farrell at kfarrell@sstwp.org if there is additional information you want to share, or if you would like to be added to the mailing list for updates.  canstock11867964