Strategic Plan 2020 update: moving into Phase III

The City’s 2020 Strategic Plan is steadily moving along from the phase that involves gathering and analyzing data (Phase II)  to the phase that involves setting the strategic direction (Phase III). On Oct. 17, 2019, approximately 65 front line employees representing every City department gathered for a strategic planning retreat to review data, list out priorities and brainstorm ideas about how to improve our community in the next Strategic Plan.

The 2020 Strategic Plan is different than previous plans because it involves discussions with front line City staff members in addition to the community, City Council and City department directors. This provides an additional perspective to make sure the City’s Strategic Plan priorities are reflective of the community, promotes employee engagement and fosters shared decision making.

City Council and City department directors will meet in early 2020 to consider the information from the retreat with frontline staff and make decisions about the direction of the next Strategic Plan.

Stay tuned for future developments.