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Imperative 2
Safe & Vibrant Communities

Our Vision

Communities of every size and in every region of the state offer their citizens a desirable quality of life. Citizens live in safety and in harmony. Communities achieve economic and environmental sustainability as home, civic, and cultural life prospers. And everyone, communities celebrate a vitality evident in the proprotion of young people who choose to remain at home, or to return home, for their adult years.


Goal 1: All members of the community will be valued, and their civic participation will be welcomed.

Goal 2: Residents will feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods.

Goal 3: North Carolinians will have adequate and affordable housing options.

Goal 4: In every community, residents will have access to essential programs and services.