Strategic Plan 2025 to 2030

A strategic plan is the process in which an organization or a community defines its vision for the future and identifies goals and objectives to achieve that vision. In the case of a city strategic plan, the process involves community input, examination of community strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (called a SWOT analysis) and the development of measurable, actionable goals that city staff can implement over several years to accomplish the community’s vision. 

In December 2018, the City Council adopted through Res. No. 6875 the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan for Boulder City. The plan included action items focused around five key goals developed through community input and City Council direction. During the next five years, city staff worked to implement those goals. Quarterly, city staff presented updates on the action plan implementation process to the public and the City Council. The city completed the action items contained in the 2020-2025 strategic plan in 2023. This presents an opportunity for the City Council to work with the community to develop a new strategic plan for 2025-2030. 

Emergent Method has been hired to work with the community to develop the next strategic plan. Robyn Stiles, PH.D., Managing Director, will be engaging residents through several methods over the next two months:

  • Online Survey
  • Community Workshops
  • Focus Groups
  • Participation in a SWOT analysis 

You will be asked what is working well in the community and what needs more attention. You will have the chance to provide your input on which goals the community should focus on over the next five years. 

Take the SURVEY. Survey closes March 05, 2024 at 5 p.m. 
Responses are anonymous.

Strategic Plan Community Workshops–March 2024

Monday, March 18 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Elaine K. Smith Building–700 Wyoming Street
Thursday, March 21 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Multi Use Building–1204 6th Street
Monday, March 25 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Elaine K. Smith Building–700 Wyoming Street

Questions? Contact Community Development Director Michael Mays at or 702-293-9282 for more information.

To learn more, view TEDder Talks Episode 29: Strategic Plan 2025-2030. Dr. Robyn Stiles, Ph.D., Managing Director for the firm Emergent Method, joins City Manager Taylour Tedder in discussing the City’s upcoming development, benefits, timeline, and challenges of the Strategic Plan for 2025-2030.

2020 to 2025 Strategic Plan (PDF)