Envision - City of Durham Strategic Plan
INTRODUCING THE FY22-FY23 STRATEGIC PLAN
Over the past year the Strategic Plan has been undergoing a refresh. The City is excited to announce the adoption of the Strategic Plan. The current Strategic Plan reflects the major goals of the organization through 2023. The updated plan will serve as the guiding vision and action plan for the City of Durham until the next refresh. Check back for updates around our planning and progress.
The City's Strategic Plan is a roadmap to make Durham a diverse, welcoming, and innovative community.
Over 2,600 City of Durham employees provide services every day that make Durham a great place to live, work, and play. While the City's mission remains the same, our five Strategic Plan goals and the activities, programs, and services associated with them, are new – and provide a framework to transform our growing city into the diverse and inclusive community that we strive to be.
"We will strive with earnest for excellence as we make progress to meet the goals we have set together with our elected officials and beloved community." - City Manager Wanda Page
ONE VISION, FIVE STRATEGIC GOALS
The City of Durham's Vision is to be the leading city in providing an excellent and sustainable quality of life.
To work towards achieving our vision, five Strategic Goals were created. These goals are high level, long-term outcomes that our government is trying to accomplish. The icons below provide an overview of the Strategic Plan Goals.
Goal 1: Shared Economic Prosperity
Maintain and grow a strong and diverse economy through a variety of businesses, industries, and employment opportunities to benefit all Durham residents and businesses.
Goal 2: Creating a Safer Community Together
Provide safe and secure neighborhoods which are fundamental to the quality of life and economic vitality of Durham residents.
Goal 3: Connected, Engaged, and Diverse Communities
Strengthen the foundation, enhance the value, and improve the quality and sustainability of neighborhoods.
Goal 4: Innovative and High-Performing Organization
Provide professional management that encourages a culture of innovation, collaboration, and transparency to deliver quality service through an exceptional workforce.
Goal 5: Sustainable, Natural, and Built Environment
Thoughtful planning and operations that ensure the long-term viability of the City's infrastructure, facilities, and environment.
CITY OF DURHAM STRATEGIC PLAN - INITIATIVES
Each year the City Council provides its priorities to the City Manager which are included in the Strategic Plan to ensure alignment. The City of Durham's City Council FY22-FY23 Strategic Plan priority initiatives are marked with an asterisk ( * ) below.