After almost a year-long engagement process, the Morrisville Town Council officially adopted the Town’s first Strategic Plan in April 2018. With efforts led by Zelos Consulting Services, the Town gathered input from many stakeholders, including those, young and old, who live and work in Morrisville, the business community and staff. The plan, identified with a theme called “Connect Morrisville”, defines intermediate and long-term goals, objectives and outcome measures that will help Town Council and staff focus on development and quality of life efforts.
The Strategic Planning process began by soliciting community input through a variety of citizen engagement opportunities, including meetings, surveys, and social media outreach. Over 600 members of the community provided feedback through these mechanisms. This feedback helped identify the town’s strengths, areas for improvement, opportunities, and challenges and, as an outcome, priorities for the future were established. From there, Council spent a significant portion of their Annual Retreat discussing the feedback provided and giving staff guidance on the plan. Town staff devoted hundreds of hours reviewing community input and drafting, reviewing and editing the plan based on Town Council’s feedback throughout the process.
Now that the plan has been adopted, the focus will shift to implementation. There will be intentional effort to ensure structure is in place and processes defined for implementation. Collecting and reporting data, setting expectations and developing a clear communication plan, as well as opportunities for on-going engagement with our community, are all part of the implementation phase.
Check back here for updates on the Strategic Planning implementation process!
We heard from over 500 people during the public engagement opportunities through community meetings and survey responses. See some of what we heard:
What do you like best about living in Morrisville?
What would you say are the 2-3 most critical issues facing Morrisville today?
What are a few words or phrases to describe Morrisville 10 years from now?
The size indicates the number of times that word appeared in feedback. The larger the word, the more we heard about it!