Strategic Plan Development
In 2014, the Vancouver City Council started the process of creating a new strategic plan for the City. From March-May 2014, the Council held four “strategy sessions” to identify high-level goals that would serve as the foundation for a strategic planning process.
The goal of the strategy sessions was to review, refine and verify the City's vision for the community. The Council began by identifying their shared values and vision for the community, defining what excellent leadership looks like, and discussing what they would like their legacy to be. Strategy sessions also included an environmental scan, looking at the City’s purpose, inputs, outcomes, feedback loops, etc.
The strategic planning sessions were a starting point to explore answers to important questions like:
- What kind of city do we want to be?
- What do we want for our future?
- What are the most pressing issues and challenges our community will face in the next 5-10 years?
- What should our priorities be?
Work on development of the new strategic plan continued throughout 2015, and included outreach and engagement with the community. The plan was completed in early 2016.
"What's Next Vancouver?" Community Survey
In summer 2015, more than 2,200 people took the "What's Next Vancouver?" visioning survey, which will be used to help shape the plan.
- Aug. 24, 2015 City Council presentation on survey results (PDF)
- Community survey results highlights (PDF)
- Community survey preliminary results (PDF)
In September 2015, the City hosted a forum with representatives from local organizations, groups and agencies that regularly partner with the City to review the recent survey results and discuss how these organizations might be able to help make the community's vision for the future of Vancouver a reality.