By Buster Thompson, Citrus County Chronicle
When the founding members of Citrus 20/20 were envisioning the county’s future in the mid 1990s, they turned to the generation that would be living it.
During those conversations and at 20/20’s Vision Fest in January 1995, Citrus County’s younger citizens imagined a hometown YMCA, an expansion of community service opportunities for them and more safe places to play in their neighborhoods.
Fast forward to several months before 2020, and many of those visions have become a reality — but the future is always changing.
So that’s why Citrus 2030, Leadership Citrus' successor to Citrus 20/20, is being established this year to give county stakeholders — especially younger generations — a chance to shape the county over the next decade.