A Camas Vision
Cities need a vision of their future to grow and adapt to a changing world. Camas has more than quadrupled in size in just three decades. More growth is on the way, as are a number of future challenges and potential opportunities. I've always been a believer that you can make opportunities but you have to have vision first. A vision for Camas is the most important single thing we must do, and that will take time. As a result, this page will change over time as I listen to many others and explore their thoughts and ideas. In the meantime, I found some interesting noteworthy quotes about what vision is, and why it is so important.
"The only worse thing than being blind is having sight but no vision"
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.
What others see as "vision"
"I know that millions of Americans from all walks of life agree with me that leadership does not mean putting the ear to the ground to follow public opinion, but to have the vision of what is necessary and the courage to make it possible."
“Even though the mill is currently zoned Heavy Industrial, I would be surprised if the city’s future vision for that property is for more heavy industrial (uses),” Henriksen told the city council. “If we have a vision for aesthetically pleasing and vibrant mixed-use with waterfront access (in downtown Camas), we must ensure now that a required cleanup of the mill site is adequate and safe for mixed-use and not just good enough for more heavy industrial usage.”
Former Camas Mayor Nan Henriksen in Post Record