Strategic Plan

We developed a Strategic Plan for the City of Grand Rapids! It's the first plan of this type for the City, and it covers fiscal years 2020 - 2023 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2023).

City of Grand Rapids Strategic Plan in English(PDF, 5MB)

City of Grand Rapids Strategic Plan in Spanish(PDF, 5MB)

The Strategic Plan drives the City’s annual budget. The Preliminary FY2020 Fiscal Plan is driven and arranged by strategic priorities and desired outcomes. You can find the Preliminary Budget here and the City Manager’s initial budget presentation here.

Download the Preliminary Budget(PDF, 8MB)

CITY MANAGER'S BUDGET PRESENTATION

The City Manager presented the final budget to the City Commission on Tuesday May 14, 2019.

Download the Final Budget Presentation(PDF, 2MB)

The City Manager presented the preliminary budget to the City Commission on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Download the Preliminary Budget Presentation(PDF, 4MB)

We developed the below Strategic Plan Framework to give you a sense of:

  • Where the Strategic Plan fits in with our Master Plan and Fiscal Plans
  • How our values, vision and mission shape the Strategic Plan
  • How the plan's priorities, outcomes, objectives, strategies and metrics work together
  • How the City will hold itself accountable to the plan through annual performance reports and staff performance evaluations

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Our values are what we stand for. They are embedded throughout the entire Strategic Plan and guide all City work.

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Grand Rapids will be nationally recognized as an equitable, welcoming, innovative and collaborative city with a robust economy, safe and healthy community, and the opportunity for a high quality of life for all.

To elevate quality of life through excellent City services.

Strategic Priorities are what we want to achieve. We've identified 6 Strategic Priorities.

We've created outcomes, objectives, strategies and metrics for each one.

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City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor Bliss provided an update on the Strategic Plan during the first ever Digital Town Hall. Check it out below.

December 4, 2019 City Commission Strategic Planning Session

 

January 22, 2019 City Commission Strategic Planning Session

 

February 26, 2019 City Commission Strategic Planning Session

 

March 15, 2019 City Commission Strategic Planning Session

 

November 18, 2019 City Commission Budget Planning Session - English 

November 18, 2019 City Commission Budget Planning Session - Spanish