THE SEMINOLE VISION

The Seminole Vision creates the environment in which community leaders can, in times of plenty as well as in times of crisis, come together in a spirit of equality, trust and collaboration to meet challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the Seminole region.

Leadership Seminole’s Vision V Conference leads to action strategies to reduce homelessness in Seminole County. With a grant from the Board of County Commissioners, Leadership Seminole convened a Task Force of Seminole County business leaders headed by former Orlando Health CEO John Hillenmeyer and advised by Philip Mangano, former national housing czar in the Bush and Obama administrations. The 28 member Task Force produced a plan of action strategies to reduce family and individual homelessness.

Click here to read their strategies.
Click here to see the Action Strategies PowerPoint.
Click here to see the members of the Seminole Action Board who will implement the action strategies.

Leadership Seminole’s Vision IV Conference resulted in a $100,000 grant to produce Seminole County’s Economic Development Strategic Plan. A task force of 26 business leaders in Seminole County met in five work sessions to produce that plan. The plan is designed to increase prosperity through job and business growth by:

✔ Assisting established businesses to remain and expand in the county
✔ Supporting start up businesses
✔ Attracting new businesses
✔ Focusing on entrepreneurship

Other Vision Conference accomplishments:

✔ Education Summit
✔ Water: Protect & Grow Resources
✔ Small Business Development
✔ Intergovernmental Coordination & Cooperation
✔ Workforce Development
✔ Economic Incentives Report
✔ Regional Transportation Needs Assessment
✔ Terrorism Conference
✔ Seminole County Youth Conference
✔ Domestic Violence Prevention
✔ Healthy Kids Initiative
✔ Community Survey relative to County and City-specific challenges
✔ Sales Tax Study
✔ Education Video
✔ Community Justice Coalition
✔ Shepherds Hope Clinic in Seminole County

Since 1996, there has been five Vision Conferences with leadership representation from the following stakeholder groups:

✔ Arts and Culture
✔ Business
✔ Community Stewards
✔ Economic Development
✔ Education
✔ Environment
✔ Faith Based
✔ Family and Youth
✔ Government
✔ Healthcare
✔ Human Services
✔ Lifestyle
✔ Public Safety
✔ Recreation
✔ Seniors
✔ Tourism
✔ Transportation
✔ Youth