Begun formally with the help of Denver area community development consultant Carl Neu in Fall 2001, this blueprint offers a balanced view of the future quality of life within our community, defined broadly as Logan Country and immediately surrounding areas. We have touched those issues that will directly affect the future of our community, its families, and its human, social and environmental resources.
We believe that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” To that end, we divided our planning into five important parts: (1) INFRASTRUCTURE, (2) TRANSPORATION, (3) EDUCATION, (4) HEATH/WELL-BEING, and (5) BUSINESS/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. We ask readers to study our recommendations and to share their comments with “OUR VISION/OUR FUTURE” Steering Committee.
Demographers at the Colorado Department of Local Affairs have predicted a Logan County population of 30,879 residents by 2020, a 50% increase over the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 count of 20, 504. Things will change as a matter of course. Community members who participated in this process believe wise communities do not simply “enter” their future. Rather, they “plan” their future to achieve desired goals for growth and vigor.
We now ask community residents to participate in this process. After reader comments have been gathered and incorporated into “OUR VISION/OUR FUTURE” document, the Steering Committee will formally present the plan to the Sterling City Council and the Logan County Commission. The Steering Committee wants to energize local officials to consider the community’s future in terms of those areas over which they can exercise some planning control, particularly in the allocation of resources to achieve desired goals. We seek your opinions.
"OUR VISION.OUR FUTURE” Steering Committee