PLANNING PROCESS OVERVIEW
Landsverk and Associates, Inc. was invited by the City of Thief River Falls to assist them with development of a strategic plan.The planning process began in August 2016 and was completed with adoption of the plan on March 8, 2017.
A Strategic Planning Team, comprised of the City’s Mayor, City Council members, City Administrator, Economic Development Director, and Department Heads, defined a vision, mission, and core values for the City. Six strategic focus areas were defined, along with goals and objectives for each focus area.
STRATEGIC PLANNING FRAMEWORK
• Agreement on a vision statement, mission, and core values
• An environmental scan that includes the community profile and trends, public perception of the City and its services, as well as internal and external forces that affect the City of Thief River Fall’s ability to serve the needs of the public
• An assessment of the City’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
• Identification and development of strategic focus areas, goals, and objectives which will help the City to achieve its vision