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 
basis.

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 
  Engagement.
• 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.