Thrive Mahoning Valley Announces Release of Strategic Plan

(Youngstown, OH) Thrive Mahoning Valley, an organization that works to create a more welcoming community, has completed the organization’s first strategic plan. This document summarizes past accomplishments and outlines the principles by which ThriveMV will approach its coming work. The strategic plan represents the culmination of work from the all-volunteer board of directors, partner organizations, and a strategic planning advisor. A new mission, vision, and set of goals was developed through this process. The strategic plan is available on the organization’s website at

“We are committed to creating the most vibrant, diverse, and equitable region via efforts to welcome newcomers to the Valley and welcome back those who are returning after moving away. We know that ‘welcoming’ is a two-way street, so we are equally dedicated to inviting and equipping long-time Valley residents to join us in these efforts,” says Nicole Pettitt, Ph.D, Board President for ThriveMV and Assistant Professor in YSU's Department of English and World Languages.

For more information about Thrive Mahoning Valley and to learn how to engage with the organization’s work, visit or find the organization on Facebook (@ThriveMahoningValley).