A vision is not a slogan, wish, or platitude

To the Editor:

Recent letters to The Enterprise mentioned the town’s lack of vision for the future of Guilderland. The Guilderland schools and library also lack visions for the future of their organizations.

A vision is not a slogan, wish, platitude, belief, or feel-good image. It is a clear, comprehensive statement of what success looks like.

The town, the school district, and the library should embark on an open, fair, and collaborative process to develop and coordinate their visions. This should include as many and as diverse residents as possible.

And the visions should include statements of values and clear, measurable goals. Their policies, practices, and budgets should be driven and evaluated by how well they support and achieve these visions, values, and goals.

Maybe The Enterprise could help facilitate the process.

Andrew Genovese 


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