Last Thursday, April 3, Pembroke city leaders, volunteers and Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center (GA RDC) staff moved one step closer to finalizing the city’s comprehensive plan update.
During the meeting, Advisory Committee members approved the proposed draft of the vision statement and a few small changes.
The new vision statement reads:
The City of Pembroke is a civic-minded, family-oriented, rural community that is proud of its cultural significance, historical downtown, and welcoming hospitality, as well as its commitment to maintaining the quality of life for future generations.
Our goals are to maintain the small-town ambiance while planning for growth and a diverse population through the provision of economic development opportunities and quality education; where sense of the community is enhanced through responsible governance, leadership and preservation ethics.
Our priorities include encouraging livability and diversity of housing options for all residents; promoting Pembroke’s vitality and uniqueness of place; maintaining a sense of public safety and security; balancing the need for economic growth, environmental protection and quality government services.
The Advisory Committee also reviewed a map of the city to help with the discussion of future development areas and to help draft a future development narrative.
RDC Planning and Local Government Services Director Tricia Reynolds said the Comprehensive Plan update draft should be ready for review by mid-April. The committee is hoping to present the updated plan at the May Pembroke City Council meeting.
For more information on the City of Pembroke Comprehensive Plan contact Tricia Reynolds at (912) 264-7363.