Polk Vision's Principles
These principles ensure our work is targeting systemic change or new ways of aligning resources to
address underlying causes. Systemic change occurs when an outcome or goal has been attained. This
achievement is either through the elimination of the problem or through permanently aligning
programs, policies, funding streams or services to reduce the impact of the problem on a long term
Polk Vision strives to:
• Align and engage all stakeholders throughout the county with strategies in six foundational areas
of focus: Education, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Government, Quality of Life and Civic
• Cultivate an environment of mutual trust and collaboration while working with transparency and a
high level of accountability.
• Unify initiatives across the county through a comprehensive, collaborative,
multi-faceted process that is recognized as generational; requiring significant
time to achieve change and maximum impact.