Illinois

Pontiac, Illinois

We're thrilled that Pontiac, one of the newest additions to the Heart & Soul network, is off and running! Be sure to check back in the future - we’ll post updates and links as they progress in their Heart & Soul journey.

It was more than 20 years ago that the City of Pontiac last prepared a comprehensive city plan for the future. Much has changed in our community over those 20+ years, and it is time to create a new plan. In the simplest terms, an effective city plan helps government and citizens, working together, create a great community -- a wonderful place to live, to work, to raise a family. Having a plan allows us some control over the future of our city and provides us with a set of guidelines that we can refer to as circumstances change over time.

In order to get more public input on the shape of the City of Pontiac’s future, the City Council will be utilizing a new method of planning. At its December 18, 2017 meeting, the Council approved a resolution authorizing the implementation of the Community Heart and Soul.

Pontiac Community Heart and Soul program will rely primarily on community volunteers representing all facets of our community to create a comprehensive business plan that will help keep Pontiac a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

What We Do

Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with small cities and towns, Community Heart & Soul is a proven model for engaging a community in shaping its future.
By following this four phase, step-by-step model, residents are able to bring the community together to chart a course forward that recognizes the unique character of the place and the emotional connection of the people who live there.

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