The List of strengths, challenges and improvements is the compilation of the facts and perceptions of the community. It is an essential product for the community planning process, as by making an organized list, information that is often scattered and/or rarely recorded is synthesized and available for anyone to see. Also the list acts as the “raw material”, or justification, for making decisions later in the plan.

The list of Strengths, challenges and improvements is used as reference throughout the planning process. This list may have the fact and perceptions about what works and what doesn’t work in the community or what steps can improve their current conditions.