The strategic plan has six major elements including the City’s vision, mission, values and pillars for success.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (December 21, 2018) --
The City of West Palm Beach has updated its strategic plan, which may be viewed online or in the Mandel Public Library of the City of West Palm Beach located at 411 Clematis Street (4th
floor reference desk).
The City of West Palm Beach Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 has six major elements. They include the City’s vision, mission, values and strategic pillars for success which were developed by Mayor and City Commissioners and which set direction for City staff. The strategic pillars for success include:
- Built environment;
- Climate and energy;
- Education, arts and community;
- Economy and jobs;
- Equity and empowerment;
- Health and safety;
- Natural systems.
Elements of the strategic plan also include initiatives and key performance indicators.
“Our residents and community are critical to the development of the City’s strategic plan,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “Their input and priorities have been incorporated into this plan, and throughout the next fiscal year, staff will monitor the plan’s implementation and report back to residents about what has been achieved.”
Since the early 1990s, the City of West Palm Beach has engaged in strategic planning to direct the use of city resources to address the policy priorities established by Mayor and the City Commission. Each strategic plan has resulted in a document that provides the community with a clear vision of where West Palm Beach is headed and policy direction for the city administrator and staff. While the vision, mission and values have remained fairly consistent, they are periodically reviewed to ensure they continue to reflect the long-term direction of West Palm Beach.
In 2016, the Mayor and City Commission worked to update the strategic plan and revisited the vision, mission, values, goals and objectives. Using interviews with the Mayor and each Commissioner, an environmental scan and a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) exercise, the plan was completely updated and aligned with the STAR Communities program. The plan was further refined in October 2017 to reflect changes in the community and updated again in 2018. Inputs into this strategic plan included:
- Financial forecasts;
- Development projections;
- Uniform Crime Report statistics;
- Survey of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT);
- Progress on last year’s strategic plan implementation.
The plan represents a further refinement of policy direction from the Mayor and Commissioners aimed at achieving the city’s vision. Staff will continue to identify initiatives and performance measures to support the policy priorities in this plan. Resources are allocated through the budget process to support initiatives and ongoing programs. Milestones will be developed to monitor progress and the successful execution of the initiatives.
To view the West Palm Beach Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 online, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/wpb_website/media/City-Admin-Mayor-s-Office/wpb%202019%20budgert%20planning/West-Palm-Beach-Strategic-Plan-2019-2023-Dec2018-final.pdf