A vision statement defines the overall goal of a strategic plan. Vision statements are designed as guide posts to the preferred future of a community or organization. Due to the philosophical nature of vision statements, they tend to be one of the more difficult elements to create in a strategic plan.
The City of South Hutchinson's vision statement:
The City of South Hutchinson is creating its preferred future to meet the needs of its residents through active community involvement. The City is home to dynamic and robust industrial, business, and residential areas that provide jobs and livable spaces to the region. With ample gateways to major highways and rail service, South Hutchinson attracts and expands business and recreational opportunities. Residents are proud of the small town atmosphere, exceptional quality of life, heritage, churches and schools.