City of Owatonna's Strategic Planning
The City Council’s July 5 Study Session will include an update on the Strategic Plan. The session begins at 5:30 and will be held in the Gainey Room at the Owatonna Public Library, 105 N Elm Avenue.
This year’s annual update of the City’s Strategic Plan began with a planning session February 15 and 16 which was facilitated by Dr. Craig Waldron from Waldron Company. Based on discussions with department directors and elected officials, Waldron gathered information and guided the group in developing priorities. He then provided a Summary Report which included a tentative list of priorities for 2024. Over the months that followed, City staff has been refining those priorities along with a system to track and report progress on them.
The July 5 presentation will provide an overview of the Summary Report and its Action Plans.
The City’s four Key Focus Areas have remained the same; however, the action plans for each have been updated. They are:
- Economic Vitality
- Quality of Life
- Efficient, Effective and Economical Government
The Strategic Plan will continue to be updated annually. The 2050 Comprehensive Planning process that kicked off recently will include public engagement opportunities that will advise future strategic planning processes.