2023 Strategic Plan

Vision is a destination – a fixed point to which we focus all effort.  
Strategy is a route – an adaptable path to get us where we want to go.  
- Simon Sinek

In January, the City Council and the City’s Leadership Team met for a Strategic Planning Training that was facilitated by James Arndt of Arndt Municipal Support, Inc. This training helped us create a vision, which is where the organization wants to be as a result of what the organization does. From that vision, the City then created goals to serve as a roadmap.  

The Vision:  
A community of choice, opportunity, and hometown pride, where the seeds fall and the roots grow. 

The Goals: 

  • FI – Complete City facility improvements including a Public Safety Facility. 
  • DT – Pursue downtown rehabilitation, improvements, and City beautification. 
  • IP – Complete infrastructure planning and improvements. 
  • ED – Enhance community and economic development activity. 
  • PR – Strengthen intergovernmental relationships.  
  • HR – Conduct staffing restructuring and reorganization. 

Staff will provide quarterly updates to the Council and the community on the progress of each of the goals. Each year, the Council and Staff will review and update the plan and goals as necessary.  

If you have any questions about the 2023 Strategic Plan, please contact City Manager Becky Ahlvin or by phone (618) 566-2964 ext. 108. 

2023 Strategic Plan