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Strategic Plan

The City of College Place contracted with Mr. Lawson Knight of Intermountain Impact Investments back in January to guide a Strategic Planning process. Three public workshops were held at College Place High School, Walla Walla University, and the College Place City Hall. A online survey was conducted which yielded 124 responses. Additionally, key interviews with stakeholders across the city were held. 

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 ten years?
  • What should our priorities be?

The 2017 to 2026 Strategic Plan was recently updated by the College Place City Council via Ordinance 19-005 on February 12th, 2019.