New vision for Citrus taking shape
Special to the Chronicle - Editorial Section
THE ISSUE: Citrus 20/30 community visioning group forming.
OUR OPINION: Building on the foundation from Citrus 20/20, it can help steer Citrus County to greater success.
You may have heard of Citrus 20/20, but you probably haven’t heard much about it lately. This community visioning group formally dissolved in 2018, though it had been nearly dormant for a couple of years. It was difficult seeing Citrus 20/20 close up shop, because it has been so important in helping shape the county as we know it today.
The lives of community-based, volunteer-run organizations are cyclical; after more than two decades of really intense work, Citrus 20/20 just ran out of fuel. But the need for community-based visioning still exists and, although the county has seen many achievements arising from Citrus 20/20 activities, there’s still a lot to do. Now, nearly 25 years after the original group’s founding, a new group is forming to update priorities and continue the work, with gratitude to the original group that achieved so much.
The Citrus 20/30 vision title says it all: Destiny by choice, not by chance.