The world is changing around us, and many U.S. municipalities have been forever altered by unexpected events. Financial downturns, natural disasters, addictions, violence and other emergencies have caused grave impact. Fishers won’t always have the blessings of today, we won’t be this lucky. We need to prepare for the future, see the big picture and identify the long-term effects of decisions that are being made today.
Planning for the future may require a pause in today’s flurry of activity in order to plant seeds that may not sprout for years. Short-term spending may have to be reconsidered for long-term gains. Data and best practices can help us plan wisely for the future, for the well-being of residents that will call Fishers home for decades.