Distinctly Dover


On Thursday, Feb. 9, a Virtual Visioning Session was held to gather input Dover residents on their thoughts for the future of Dover. The group discussed what they saw as the strengths of Dover, concerns for the future, and the vision for Dover in 2035.  

You can also view the Virtual Visioning Session by clicking here.

Over 300 residents have provided input as to their vision for the future of Dover. To arrange a visioning session at your upcoming event or community gathering, please email Erin Bassegio. A Vision Ambassador can facilitate a visioning exercise with your group to ensure your input is included.

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Volunteer as a Vision Ambassador to help us reach more community voices. Vision Ambassadors are trained to bring a brief Vision on the Go activity to community groups and meetings. Email Erin Bassegio to apply. If your group is interested in receiving a visit from a Vision Ambassador, please email Erin Bassegio.


Every 5-10 years, the City reviews and updates the chapters of its Master Plan, which is used to shape city and community policy decisions and is particularly useful in defining land use regulations and long-term capital budgeting priorities.

The Vision Chapter of the Master Plan is a unique chapter that captures the long term view of the City, as told by Dover residents, and serves as a foundation on which all of the remaining chapters of the Master Plan are built.

The previous Vision Chapter, completed in 2012, was titled Dover 2023, Building Our Tomorrow and can be viewed here. The chapter is a culmination of more than five months of extensive public outreach efforts and  presents an expansive statement of what Dover residents wanted the City to become in the year 2023.

Now, the City has begun the process of updating the Vision Chapter based on the feedback of Dover residents.

The project is called Distinctly Dover, A Community Vision for 2035. 

If you have questions about the Vision Chapter, or how to get involved with the update, please contact Erin Bassegio in the Planning Department.