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Strategic Planning

About the Process

The City of Smithville embarked upon a new strategic planning process in 2019. The City contracted Future iQ to guide a Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan process for the community.

The Community Vision will represent the whole community, reflect core community values address emerging trends and issues, imagine a preferred future, and promote local action. The Community Strategic Action Plan will direct efforts and resources toward a defined vision for the future employing a roadmap that is realistic, achievable and sustainable.

The visioning and strategic planning process aims to provide a response to the following questions:

  • What should the City of Smithville become?
  • What makes the City of Smithville unique and special and how can the City use these characteristics to prepare for the future?
  • How will community stakeholder preferences fit into this vision?

How to Get Involved

During the process there were many opportunities for involvement, including a Future Think Tank Workshop, community surveys, youth sessions, and a strategic planning community celebration. Data from these engagements can be found on the project website.

The final report outlined 5 strategic pillars: Continued Commitment to Education, Enhanced Recreation and Connectivity, Diverse Housing and Neighborhood Options, Strengthened Business and Economic Development, and Retention of a Small-Town Feel. To get involved with one of these pillars, email nlee@smithvillemo.org.  

Final Report

The Board of Aldermen adopted the strategic plan in November 2019, which can be found at this link.



Information from past Board of Aldermen visioning, branding, and strategic planning processes can be found in the Document Center.
     
     
     
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