The accomplishments by Pickens County Vision 2025, for the first five years of the Implementation process, included thirteen objectives.
Most of the objectives with good progress are in the Sense of Place group. Noteworthy is the collaboration with Anderson and Oconee counties on two objectives that will benefit all three counties. Both Anderson & Oconee
counties have Vision Plans, which were created with the help of the same community visioning consulting firm used by Pickens County Vision 2025--Carpe Diem Community Solutions Inc.
See the accomplishments in the News section of this website.
See the Focus Group pages with links on the left of this page for updates on each of the five areas.
Since the plan conveys a time line through 2025, the Vision Partners will select the individual objectives in their theme to accomplish year by year. The Vision Partners will meet and report back to the Implementation Team their progress in meeting the objectives on a regular basis. A report will be given by the Implementation Team annually on the progress in reaching the objectives.
Connecting Communities, Commerce, and Conservation was a workshop funded by a major grant Pickens County Vision 2025 obtained in early 2011 to develop cultural and heritage tourism in upper Pickens County. The workshop held Sept. 13 & 14 2011 at Table Rock State Park attracted over 40 participants from Pickens County, and SC State officials, as well as several regional leaders to create a plan to advance cultural and heritage tourism for upper Pickens County.
The funding partners included The Conservation Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a organizing body of 19 people in upper Pickens County representing the arts, public land, Pickens City staff, ARC, and local cultural and heritage tourism interests. We were the only organization in the state to obtain this matching grant.