Strategic Plan



In January 2023, the City began the process to develop our strategic plan to guide the organization in serving the community over the next five years.


Over the past year, we have engaged with community members, City Council, and City staff to gather valuable input on the opportunities, challenges, and priorities the City should address between 2024-2029. The engagement included interviews with community leaders, an online survey for community and staff members, presentations at community organization meetings, promotion at community events, two City Council work sessions, and two City staff workshops.


We received thousands of comments from community members and City staff with ideas and priorities for the City of Keizer, including community growth, economic development, public safety, transportation and mobility, community engagement, and an efficient government. We explored the ideas in detail with staff, categorized the ideas into goal areas, and developed specific action items designed to achieve each goal.


We presented the strategic plan framework to City Council on September 18th and further refined the strategic plan to align with community priorities. The resulting draft strategic plan aims to align organizational resources, citywide initiatives, and Council Goals to achieve community priorities over the next five years.


But, did we get it right? Before we move forward, we want to share the draft strategic plan with you and get your feedback so we can incorporate it into the final version that will go before City Council for adoption. Please take a moment to review the plan and consider the following questions:


  • Do the organizational mission, vision, and values resonate with me and reflect where I think the organization should go in the next five years?
  • Do I see my work and the work of my department reflected in the strategic plan goals and actions?
  • What needs to be changed or improved?
  • Are there any actions missing from this list?


Please review the Keizer Strategic Plan Report - DRAFT and share your comments at by Friday, December 8th.


Thank you for sharing your feedback with us!