Purpose & Background
The City of Erie’s Vision calls for a brighter future for all members of our community. This vision represents the goals established in Erie Refocused (the city’s comprehensive plan). It is bolstered by Mayor Schember’s Mission: Build Opportunity, Restore Hope, Transform Erie. The Vision and Mission focus on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want to live in an Erie where all residents are valued and respected for their unique perspectives, talents, and skills.
To set a course toward making our Vision reality, we focused on strategies and performance measures that will create a greater Erie. This document sets forth an open, honest, and transparent path for how we hold ourselves accountable. Erie’s two-year
“Activating Our Vision” action plan:
Over the last year, we have worked with department heads and key staff to draft this plan. Our goal is to achieve most metrics by December 2021. Only the KPIs set with help from Erie’s Public Schools and the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership have achievement goals of 2024.
This action plan focuses on how government can transform our community, but government cannot do it alone. Private sector leaders, non-profit organizations, philanthropic and educational institutions all play a huge role in transformational change. As the city does its part to be an active player, we also seek the assistance of community partners to lead change.
In some cases, the city has made that partnership an intentional part of “Activating Our Vision,” for instance by adopting goals established by the Erie’s Public Schools and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership.
We hope you will join us in helping to transform Erie. If you are interested in helping, here are a few ways that you can make a significant impact:
• Implement and/or invest in East Bayfront or other approved neighborhood plans,
• Fund the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan,
• Contribute to a fund for the completion of the Bayfront Central Corridor,
• Sponsor a Community School,
• Donate to the LERTA Community Reinvestment Fund,
• Donate to the Police Athletic League,
• Donate to CelebrateErie.