City Council Adopts Strategic Goals and Priorities

The City Council adopted a resolution approving strategic goals and priorities to inform a two-year workplan at their Tuesday, Mar. 1 meeting.
The adoption was a follow-up to a work session held Tuesday, Feb. 22 and initial discussions from a City Council retreat held late last year.
“I’m grateful to council for coming together on goals and priorities that will help our community continue to recover,” said Mayor Lacey Beaty. “Our vision addresses every Beavertonian, and I look forward to this year’s budget process with these priorities top-of-mind.”
A goal commitment statement, strategic goals, the framework for a workplan, and nearly two-dozen specific project areas include initiatives like affordable housing, anti-racism, climate action plan implementation, behavioral health court expansion, capital project prioritization, and
a fiscal sustainability plan to name a few.
Commitment statement: The City of Beaverton is committed to meeting its goals by embracing its Community Vision; advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; proactively responding to climate change; and striving for fiscal sustainability.
Strategic goals:

■ A Welcoming Community
■ Good Government
■ Safety
■ Housing
■ Economic Prosperity
■ Quality Infrastructure
■ Environmental Sustainability
■ Community Wellness and Fun

The council’s goals and priorities, which are informed by community and other guiding documents like the city’s Comprehensive Plan, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan and Community Vision will shape the upcoming budget development process in May.
While the goals and workplan are not intended to be comprehensive of all work underway, capturing highly visible projects and initiatives in a workplan is an effective way to focus city attention and resources on the right priorities.