Council is supporting the work of the Forging the Future Task Force
and citizens that participated in the community process by posting
the Forging the Future Task Force Report here.
project was funded by the City of Tallahassee, the Leon County Board
of County Commissioners, the Knight Foundation, and generous contributions
from local agencies and individuals. The Council served as project
fiscal agent and numerous members were actively involved.
"Florida's Capital Community. The Capital
for Learning. The Capital for Leading."
is a description of Tallahassee/Leon County in the near future.
It is what we want our community to become. This vision demands
bold leadership and united action.
and personal growth are at the center of life in Florida's Capital
businesses, and institutions utilize their resources to make a community-wide
commitment to learning and to strengthening the economic base.
We enjoy and sustain an extraordinary quality of life.
We are an exemplary capital community, the pride of Florida.
Our unmatched assets: the state capital; beautiful natural environment
and favorable climate; moderate size; two national public universities;
a major community college and vo-tech center; public and private
schools; Florida Department of Education and Board of Regents; National
High Magnetic Field Laboratory; regional medical facilities; and
a superior technological and communications base.
are the Capital for Learning because:
Learning is understood in the community as lifelong
and as the ultimate form of self-improvement.
successfully implemented a 5-year plan which raised our public
schools' student performance to the top
10% in the nation; we expect the best from our teachers,
students, and parents.
development, spurred by growth in the "knowledge"
sector, has significantly increased average incomes, job creation,
and employment opportunities for all. More
dollars flow in than out.
seeks, prepares, and supports visionary
leaders; we are willing to test new solutions.
has diversified and strengthened
as goods and services produced here gained regional and global
markets; economic reliance on the government sector has declined;
we have learned how to create an environment conducive to business
works cross-culturally, valuing
and bringing together all diverse sectors.
institutions are strongly supported by
the community. They contribute significantly to setting
and achieving community priorities.
includes creativity in arts
and culture, community problem solving, and enterprise.
assets are accessible and are utilized to speed the
flow of information between people inside and outside our community.
are the Capital for Living because:
We are a community of friendly and caring
effective, responsive community leaders
who work well together and are worthy of trust.
a wealth of activities and
choices available to our citizens, for recreation, culture, service,
health care, shopping, and learning.
ethnic, cultural, and personal diversity.
our historical heritage.
healthy neighborhoods throughout
our community that give residents a sense of belonging.
a vibrant downtown serving
as both a catalyst for economic development and a center of community
our beautiful natural environment,
our distinctive canopy roads, our rural settings, and we ensure
an equally pleasing built environment through sound planning.
economic and employment opportunities
available in all segments of our community.
responsibly with transportation and accessibility
decisions which promise future
residents an even better community than we enjoy today.
We are the Capital for Leading
We are the
seat of state government.
local governments are a model of efficiency and effectiveness.
We have over 100 state associations headquartered in
Our colleges and universities provide
program research and recommendations through several nationally
recognized institutes and centers.
FAMU and FSU Colleges of
Law Graduates provide leadership for all branches of state