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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Seeking Community Input On Strategic Plan With Online Survey, Virtual Meetings

Strategic Plan Priorities

Geneva residents, merchants, and stakeholders are invited to weigh in on the City’s strategic plan priorities to help establish a work plan for the year ahead.

People can make their voices heard through an online survey that can be found on the City’s website. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and the deadline to respond is Sunday, Oct. 18.

Instead of conducting a community forum due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee will be hosting a series of virtual meetings in October. The public can register to participate in a one-hour session at the following times:

•    6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1;
•    9 to 10 a.m. or 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2; and
•    1 to 2 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Each virtual meeting will be limited to 10 participants, who will go through a guided conversation with committee members about strategic plan priorities.

The survey and meetings are part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve services, gather important feedback, and educate the community about the strategic plan. Public input will help the committee identify priorities and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the implementation of the strategic plan.

The 2025 strategic plan was created with assistance from a broad cross-section of community stakeholders and focuses on five unique areas:

•    Economic vitality;
•    Strong governance;
•    Environmental stewardship;
•    Excellent municipal services; and
•    Quality of life.

A strategic plan is a valuable tool used by City leaders to establish goals and prioritize resources. The City Council and City staff rely on the visions presented within the plan to guide development and design programs to ensure Geneva remains a vibrant and prosperous community.

For people who do not have computer access, they can request a member of the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee to reach out to them by phone. For more information, contact Geneva Assistant City Administrator Ben McCready by calling 630-938-4540 or sending him an email.

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