For Immediate Release: January 28, 2017
At its regular meeting today, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022. The Plan will be used by City Council and staff to guide the City’s direction and priorities for the next five years.
“The Strategic Plan is a vital tool to help us shape Alexandria’s next steps,” said Mayor Allison Silberberg. “We are fortunate that so many members of the community contributed their voices to define a vision and goals for the future of our beloved, historic city.”
The Strategic Plan embodies a vision for 2022 in which Alexandria is a historic, inclusive city of kindness, with distinct, vibrant and safe neighborhoods; a well-managed government; flourishing arts, culture and recreation; a strong economy; thriving children and youth; active and secure older adults; environmental sustainability; healthy residents of all ages; and multimodal transportation. To achieve this vision, the Plan lays out 10 thematic areas, with key indicators and action items for each. This enables staff and the community to clearly identify measurable goals and deliverables with which to track progress.
The City’s first Strategic Plan was adopted in 2004, and updated in 2006 and 2010. The current plan was developed with extensive community participation and contributions from all City departments, including 14 in-person and online public meetings. Hundreds of residents and business representatives also provided input through AlexEngage, the City’s online engagement platform.
For more information about the Strategic Plan, visit www.alexandriava.gov/StrategicPlan.