Edmonds Strategic Plan Open House set for May 3

What is Edmonds’ vision? What does the future hold? And how does it involve you, as an Edmonds resident and/or business owner? The answer is plenty and the City of Edmonds is asking for your help. You are invited to attend an Community Open House on Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. in the Edmonds Library Plaza Meeting Room, 650 Main St., to help create a Strategic Plan for the City of Edmonds.

Edmonds citizens and representatives of businesses and land owners, community organizations and elected officials have been collaborating to help set the course for the city over the coming years. This set of priorities and actions is being incorporated into a Strategic Plan that will ultimately be adopted by the City Council to set budget and action priorities for the next decade.It’s basically a road map establishing city priorities and actions to address pressing community needs, how citizen tax dollars will be spent, and what can be done to move Edmonds forward.

According to the City of Edmonds, the May 3 open ouse is a critical step in the process. Many ideas and opinions have been gathered over the past several months, but the open house is where it all comes together in one place at one time. Find out what the city has learned from adult, youth, business, employee and customer surveys, and during focus group meetings, interviews, and two community charrettes (brainstorming sessions). Draft proposed themes, priorities, actions, and performance measures developed through this process are now ready for your review and comment.

If you can’t come in person, a community-wide online survey will follow the open house. You can also learn more about the Strategic Plan process here.

If you have questions or would like more information,  call Stephen Clifton at 425-771-0251 or Cindi Cruz at 425-775-7724; you can also send an email to: StrategicPlan@EdmondsWA.gov.

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