In early 2019, the Village Board kicked off a Strategic Planning process to create a 3-5 year action plan, as well as establish a shared mission, vision, and values for Village officials and staff to operate under. After interviewing three consultants to lead this process, the Village Board selected Watler Jankowski with the firm Better Dash Faster to lead the Board and staff through this process.
The Board kicked off the process in May with a survey sent to a targeted number of residents and businesses. The individuals sent the survey represented a cross section of residents (involved with the Village, new to the Village, longtime residents, etc), as well as a diversity of businesses throughout the Village. From there, a focus group with held with this group to identify key issues and goals for Staff and the Board to consider.
The next steps of the plan include interviewing and surveying all Village Staff and Board Members. Village Staff and the Village Board will have separate work groups to fine tune the proposals sent forward by the residents and businesses. The Village Board work group will take place in August 2019. The final plan is expected to be presented to and adopted by the Village Board in October 2019.