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Strategic Planning Process

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Annual Strategic Planning Process

strategic plan planning process cycle

Original Strategic Plan Development Process

March 2014

  • Vision / Mission Development: City leaders developed a draft community statement and organizational mission. Meeting Notes
  • SWOT and Gap Analysis: City leaders identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and answered the questions “where are we?” and “where do we want to be?”. Meeting Notes

April 2014

  • Goal Identification: City leaders identified strategic goals to best achieve community vision. Meeting Notes
  • Objectives Development: City leaders developed objectives to best achieve strategic goals.

May 2014

  • Develop / Review Action Plans: City leaders created action plans to best achieve draft objectives.
  • City Council Retreat to Review Strategic Plan Framework
  • Community Forums and Feedback: The City held community forums at three public schools, allowing the City to collect community feedback on the strategic planning process.
    • Edison Middle School cafeteria (1649 S Chatham St): Meeting Notes and Presentation
    • Parker High School small auditorium (3125 Mineral Point Ave): Meeting Notes and Presentation
    • Craig High School small auditorium (401 S. Randall Ave): Meeting Notes and Presentation
    • Additionally, the City collected feedback regarding the strategic planning process via an online feedback form as well as through one-on-one interviews with residents at select businesses and non-profit organizations. 

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