The rural character of the county will be preserved and shared with residents and visitors. The community will be actively involved in decision-making processes that shape Tillamook County. Art and cultural opportunities will be diversified and promoted in schools and the communities.
Vision of our Society and Culture
Tillamook County citizens will maintain the rural character of their community by conserving a high percentage of the land as farm and forestland. The history of the area and the stories and experiences of early settlers will be valued, recorded, preserved and shared with the Tillamook County community and the world beyond.
A wide variety of events and recreational opportunities throughout the county will be offered, bringing people together. Activities for youth will be abundant and provide an outlet for creativity. People will be valued and respected, regardless of race, culture, or beliefs.
A skilled and professional local government will be personable and accessible to the general public and provides ample opportunities for citizen involvement in the decision making process.
Society and Culture Goals
Goal 4.1 Protect rural atmosphere
Protect farm and forest lands from conversion to other uses.
Promote community pride and partnerships through such activities as downtown revitalization projects and local celebrations.
Attract businesses that complement small town values.
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Goal 4.2 Promote citizen involvement
Hold more town hall meetings to address concerns of citizens.
Encourage local government to solicit citizen input on important and developing issues and disseminate the results in local newspapers.
Encourage local media to increase listings of social, cultural, and government activities.
Promote civic engagement.
Goal 4.3 Enhance art and culture opportunities
Expand school arts and music programs to help students develop and enhance creativity and art appreciation.
Support a county-wide unified arts network that promotes arts and cultural awareness, community and youth activities, exhibits, and performances.
Promote the preservation and interpretation of historic and cultural resources.
Goal 4.4 Promote lifelong learning
Provide public education, outreach and seminars to county residents to encourage proper planning for an adequate income upon retirement.
Expand opportunities at the community college for students in all stages of life.
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