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SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan

In late September, the SCC Board of Directors adopted a new 5-year strategic plan for SCC’s work to cover the years 2019-2023. This reflects a year of work in various committees, task forces, and communication with stakeholders. Meant to be a “living document” rather than a plan that gathers dust on the shelf, SCC’s strategic plan charts a bold vision for the next 5 years – not really a departure, but rather building on our work of the last several years.

For anyone familiar with SCC’s work in recent years our four priorities, listed below, will not surprise you:

  • Priority 1: Expand the development and preservation of high-quality affordable multifamily housing
  • Priority 2: Organize in the community to promote equitable policies and develop leaders who have the power to impact the future of Somerville.
  • Priority 3: Advance economic opportunity in Somerville and in neighboring communities.
  • Priority 4: Ensure that SCC is a strong, nimble, and sustainable organization with the funding, infrastructure and capacities to reach our vision.

However, as they say, the devil is in the details.  In this case the details paint a rich picture of what SCC plans – and hopes – to accomplish in the next 5 years.  As always, anything that SCC accomplishes is a result of our whole community pulling together to figure out what we want the community to look like, and then working to make it happen.

Our new Strategic Plan will be more formally revealed early next year, including at our March annual meeting.  And it will also get posted on the SCC website then.  If you’d like to see it sooner, contact us and we’ll be sure to send it out to you.

We look forward to implementing this plan over the next 5 years, as the Beatles sang. “with a little help from our friends!”

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