The Indiana Urban Forest Council holds periodic strategic planning sessions to outline a vision and establish specific strategy directions. Listed below are the objectives of our last planning session. Below that is a summary of vision statements.

  • To complete an organizational assessment to gain a sense of shared history of the IUFC
  • To develop a shared vision for the Council
  • To revisit and reconfirm existing Council Mission
  • To determine strategic directions for the Council based on the shared vision
  • To develop strategy briefs and key components for each strategic direction
  • To develop action plans for priority strategy briefs

Indiana Urban Forest Council Vision Statements


The various shared visions were combined into the following eight items in order to provide a more specific focus to each area of concern.

Our Shared Vision is…

  • To create awareness of the importance of the urban forest resource to citizens and communities.
  • To be a leading organization with clearly defined roles and abundant resources.
  • Strengthened diversity based on elected (prestige & honor) representation from all regions of the state and among all allied organizations.
  • To be “the” technical, educational, and informational resource to communities throughout the state.
  • To be the leading advocate for urban forestry to Indiana government.
  • To be the state’s resource on green infrastructure standards for community master planning.
  • To create a more visible public presence statewide.
  • To be the leading advocate and coordinator of urban forestry issues in Indiana.

To read more about our Strategic Plan, Click Here.