Unite through Community Service
Volunteerism is the cornerstone of a united community. Community service may come in the form of holding elected or appointed positions, organizing or participating in community events, or simply performing individual acts of kindness. These efforts require offering our time and energy to the betterment of the community. We may have careers, families, personal responsibilities, and commitments that can feel overwhelming at times, yet, we sense the duty and we commit a part of our lives to serve our community.
Rise Above Divisive Politics
It is time to bring people together in the face of the alienation created by partisanship. We are stronger when we work together and find solutions as a community. The moral foundation of our ability to cooperate is to respect individuality and a person’s thoughts and efforts. We rise above divisive politics by recognizing passion and dedication exhibited by any individual contributing to the community. We draw from our merits and accomplishments and seek leadership positions through displaying honor and respect for others.
Support 21st Century Education
A strong and modern school system is critical for any thriving community. More than strong words and passionate speeches, successful schools require financial support that is competitive and reasonable. We understand that expanding and growing into 21st century learning is a priority and that requires commitment from leaders, families, and school staff. Our students should have facilities that meet the growing demands of a changing world. Within our schools we must have a faculty and administration representative of our diverse student population, and they must feel the support and encouragement of our community.
Achieve Balanced Growth
A Balanced Growth strategy is applied in many ways. First and foremost we promote the growth of the Grand List through the right mix of residential, commercial, and industrial development while protecting our natural resources. We support a balanced growth of our town budget by properly investing in both infrastructure and schools, while providing town services that affordably suit our needs. We must offer as much attention and support to our small businesses as we as our largest employers. Most importantly, we take a balanced approach to preserving what makes South Windsor special while embracing change that ensures we are a sustainable community moving forward.