About Envision 2020

Our Background

In December 1999, four friends gathered for lunch to discuss the future of Montgomery and the rest is history.

Those four soon invited others to join the conversation, which shortly included the mayor and an Initiating Committee of 32 Montgomerians.

As scores of volunteers from all five counties of the River Region became involved in the Envision process, a new sense of optimism about the future of the region became evident. The Envision 2020 Board of Directors was formed, staff were hired and the following roles and principles were developed to guide the organization.

Our Guiding Principles

Envision 2020 is a new way of conducting business in the River Region. It is an opportunity to reach shared goals with new collaborations among those involved in:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Direct Providers of Services
  • Interested Citizens

Along with reaching the specific goals and strategies of the Envision 2020 Plan, an equally important goal is developing people. Envision leaders and participants strive to:

  • Lead, Directed by a Shared Vision
  • Use Consensus to Create "Win-Win", Rather Than "Win-Lose"
  • Are Agents for Change
  • Are Inclusive
  • Develop People
  • Listen
  • Persevere
  • Have the Long View
  • Guided by the Vision is for Tomorrow.


Our Staff

Lynn Beshear

Executive Director

Kecia Kelso

Executive Assistant

Envision Board of Directors

Click the following link for a list of our Board of Directors: 2016 - 2017 Board Members

The River Region

The Central Alabama counties of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery are working together to work wonders.

Click on the Counties below for more information.

Montgomery County Lowdnes County Macon County Autauga County Elmore County