Community Visioning and Strategic Planning

Speaker: Erik Jensen

A community Vision and an organizational strategic plan can provide a framework for local governments to make decisions and achieve long-term objectives, particularly when facing budget constraints and conflicting community needs. These plans can help foster consensus and understanding around policy direction and priorities. This workshop will cover:

  • Purposes and functions of community visions and strategic plans;
  • How community visions and strategic plans are connected;
  • Structing the plans development process
  • Who needs to be involved in each plan's development;
  • Linking each plan to the budget process and other long-term plans; and
  • How to maximize implmentaitons and avoid the plan sititng on a shelf

LGMC: #9 - 6 hours

Available Sessions