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Strategic Plan

The strategic plan guides daily operations, the annual budget process, and multi-year capital improvement planning.
This is a living document intended to be reevaluated each year based on City Council’s priorities, economic conditions, situational changes, and new opportunities. 

2024-2029 Strategic Plan

City Council and Leadership Team have had three working sessions to develop the 2025-2029 Strategic Plan. The vision and focus areas of the plan are complete:

Vision — Northglenn is a welcoming community that is innovative and diverse and celebrates its small-town character, urban vibrancy, and economic vitality. 

Focus Areas —

  • High-Performance Government. Pursues high-quality, efficient, and fiscally responsible city services. 
  • Business Retention and Growth. Attracts and retains a wide range of businesses to maintain a strong local economy that cultivates community pride. 
  • Infrastructure. Invests in and maintains transportation assets, trails, parks, facilities, water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. 
  • Environmental Stewardship. Supports sustainable practices and the conservation of natural resources for the health and well-being of current and future generations. 
  • Public Safety. Provides a safe community to live, work, learn, and play. 
  • Diverse and Engaged Community. Cultivates diversity, inclusion, and belonging. 

At the last work session, 118 ideas were generated. Many of the ideas were gleaned from the two public outreach and four ward meetings that gave feedback on the plan in the spring.

Next steps are (1) categorize the ideas, (2) identify the resources needed to move the ideas forward, (3) decide what will stay in the plan, and finally (4) put things in priority order by year. 

Council will discuss the status of the 2025-2029 Strategic Plan on July 22. The hope is to formally adopt the plan in the fall. 

2019-2023 Strategic Plan
This strategic plan has about 190 objectives split into eight strategic areas:

  1. High-Performance Government
    Respect the city’s human and fiscal resources by delivering a high-performance government with a strong organizational culture.
  2. Community Engagement
    Invest in a sense of place and resident satisfaction with community engagement efforts.
  3. Public Safety
    Northglenn is a safe community to live, work, learn and play.
  4. Business Retention and Growth
    Cultivate and grow the quality and diversity of businesses to sustain the local economy and workforce.
  5. Housing Opportunities
    Curate the diversity of housing stock for all ages, socioeconomic demographics and family types, and increase investment in housing repairs and renovations.
  6. Diverse Community
    Maintain and celebrate our diverse community.
  7. Sustainability
    Increase environmental sustainability.
  8. Infrastructure
    Invest in Northglenn’s infrastructure to provide quality roads, trails, parks, city buildings, water and wastewater systems. 
2019-2023 Strategic Plan Documents