Between 2005 and 2007, over 17,000 Portlanders from diverse walks of life shared their hopes, concerns, and dreams for the future of the city through an unprecedented community engagement effort called visionPDX.
Vision into Action (VIA) was formed in 2009 as a community-based group to help Portlanders begin to take the concrete actions that will be required to bring about the kind of future we want for our city as identified through the visionPDX project.
Our current mission is to increase the ability of all people of Portland to shape the future of their neighborhoods, city, and region in alignment with their values and priorities. We seek to be a catalyst for concrete actions that will move us closer to realizing the future we want for ourselves and for future generations.
As the keeper of the community vision of 2030 set forth by visionPDX, Vision Into Action is in charge of oversight and communication regarding the status of the vision by:
- Facilitating the engagement of communities and populations whose voices are under-represented in public decision-making and planning processes
- Helping organizations, businesses, neighborhoods and governments to align their efforts with the community vision for 2030
- Advocating for projects and policies that align with the vision for 2030 articulated by 17,000 Portland area residents who participated in visionPDX