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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 draft Strategic Plan is located here. The Strategic Plan is for a ten year period from 2017 to 2026. The city is now taking public comments on the plan through Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 12:00 PM.  If you have comments on the plan, please email mrizzitiello@cpwa.us or call us at (509)-394-8506.