Our Community

Picture of storefronts.

Communities are groups of people who live together and share common attitudes, interests, and goals – and strong communities are places of opportunity. For Forward Wayne County, this means a focus on quality of place to ensure that everyone in Wayne County knows about the local resources and amenities we have and identifying areas of opportunity, like neighborhood growth, environment, arts and cultural enrichment, and policy at the township, city, county, and state levels to ensure accessibility for everyone in our community.

Strong communities:

  • connect residents to each other
  • provide safe and secure environments
  • allow families to thrive
  • give opportunities for growth
  • increase contentment among residents

How do we sort those intangible attributes into action items? Forward Wayne County organizes them into four distinct focus areas:

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much”

– Helen Keller