Vision and Engagement Results

Learn about what we heard in the Vision and Engagement phase for the Together Roswell strategic planning process!


Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, the City of Roswell worked with the community to begin to develop its first city-wide strategic plan. The Vision and Engagement phase of this process included the “Get Together Roswell Listening & Learning Workshops”, pop-up events at community breweries, picnics, Downtown events, and a Day of the Dead celebration, small meetings and online activities. Following these initial workshops, over 150 community members gathered at the Together Roswell Community Summit to test the initial plan direction and establish a community-defined vision to guide future decision-making. Participants at the Summit were asked to reflect on a series of community value statements (also derived through the initial round of engagement) that define the type of community Roswell is today or intends to be in the future. Over 2,000 participants contributed more than 7,000 comments that will contribute directly to the strategic plan.
All input from the first phase of the Together Roswell process was captured through a master database. It was then categorized, analyzed and summarized by the planning team and compiled into the Vision and Engagement Report. This input will serve as the foundation for the city’s first strategic plan. The Planning Phase will begin to more directly inform the City’s Strategic Plan with the input from the Vision and Engagement phase. This will focus on summarizing goals and priorities, drafting and revising the strategic plan until finalization, and finally, plan adoption and implementation.

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Through large-scale workshops, pop-up
engagement activities and the process
website, over 2,000 people participated
in the Get Together sessions.



Each participant averaged 3.5 comments.
Each piece of input was databased and
summarized. To review all the comments,
see the document appendix.



The vast majority of participants were
comfortable sharing their ideas and felt
like their input was heard and recorded

Vision and Engagement Report

This memo summarizes the results from the Together Roswell Listening and Learning Workshops and Community Summit. For a full database of comments and input, please refer to the document appendix.

Vision and Engagement Report Appendix

Composite Map

This map displays all of the strong, opportunity, and weak places submitted by participants during the Together Roswell Listening and Learning Engagement Round. Press the button below to view and interact with the composite mapping results.

View only the Strong Places
View only the Places that can be Better
View only the Opportunity Places

Comment Database

View the Hopes and Concerns Comments

View the Headline Card Comments

View the Mapping Comments

View the “Roswell is…” Comments

View the Vision and Values Comments

This comment database includes all comments received for particular engagement activities. Click on the desired button to view a PDF of the comments in a new window. These raw comments are also included in the report appendix.