Every two years the Grand Junction City Council develops a new strategic plan to help guide their work on behalf of the city. Scheduled to coincide with the council election calendar, new members joined existing council and city staff to develop a strategic framework that aligns with the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2020.
This year, the first step in the process was development of a shared vision which was stated as “Grand Junction is a safe, welcoming, healthy and accessible city that builds on its collective character to be a place where opportunity abounds, resources are well-managed, and people are connected and engaged in their community.” In order to work toward attaining that vision, council created five strategic outcomes that will provide staff with a roadmap to begin crafting specific initiatives, some of which will include funding in the budget for 2024.
Council’s Strategic Outcomes translate their vision into action that will guide the organization and its work while aligning resources to support those efforts. Over the next two years, the outcomes identified in the Strategic Plan will point the way toward maintaining and improving the qualities that make Grand Junction such an amazing city. This collaborative effort that is led by the City Council’s vision and leadership, reflects the contribution of staff, and is influenced by feedback received from the community during the comprehensive planning process.
City Council and city staff will use this strategy to guide their policy and decision-making over the next two years. The Strategic Outcomes outlined by city council include: