William F. Smith, PhD

Statement of Vision

One of the most important values in life is Community. When people from all walks of life come together to contribute and participate in determining their future, good things will occur. Community means genuine, enduring life together. Community must be understood as a living organism in its own right. Community consists of mutual encouragement and the sharing of burdens and achievements, which can be seen as expressions of people’s energies and wills.

As the world becomes more ambiguous in all its forms, we must, once again, return to build strong communities. We must find comfort in ambiguity through strength in community. By encouraging our citizens to actively engage we demonstrate how inclusiveness and multiple perspectives bring value to our community.

Embrace differences through mutually positive engagement, and build ethically inclusive community.