Altman, Lydian, and Morse, Ricardo S., “Creating Their Own Futures: Community Visioning and North Carolina Local Governments,” Popular Government, 73, No. 2 (Winter 2008), pp. 20-35. Government leaders often want to shape the long-term direction of their communities. How can they do that effectively?A report on visioning processes conducted in Roxboro, Wilkes County, and Wilson County provides lessons on visioning and strategic planning.