2017 Strategic Plan Process
The Town of Yountville's Strategic Plan process is now underway. As part of that process, the Town Council, staff and the Town consultant held a retreat on January 27 and 28 to kick-off the process to allow for conversation and development of key items for a strategic plan.
The retreats are publicly held meetings and provide an opportunity for Council members and staff to provide input and discuss their thoughts. On April 6 and 7, 2017 public input will be sought for feedback based on the framework developed at the January 27 and 28 retreat. For those who cannot attend the meetings, an electronic survey to submit feedback will be soon be available. The proposed framework includes a Vision Statement and six Critical Success Factors that are essential to achieving that vision in the future.
Public Input for Strategic Planning
There will be three (3) public input meetings held over two days on April 6th and April 7th facilitated by The Novak Consulting Group. The first meeting on April 6th will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and the second meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. These meetings will take place at the Yountville Community Center. The third meeting will be held on April 7th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Town Council Chambers. All meetings will be identically structured.
For those who were unable to attend the public input meetings, the Town created an online survey. View the Survey Results in the above planning documents section.
What is a Strategic Plan?
At its most basic level, a strategic plan exists to answer three questions:
What do we know to be true today?
Where do we want to be in the future?
How can we get there?
The Town Council have identified the development of a strategic plan for the Town of Yountville as a key priority and will outline a systematic process for moving toward a vision in a manner that involves the development and prioritization of strategic goals along with measurable strategies and objectives. Read the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.
Why is a Strategic Plan Necessary?The Town regularly uses planning tools like the General Plan to guide the Town's growth in housing, transportation and land use. A Strategic Plan, when combined with the annual budget along with other planning documents and community feedback, sets a clear path for moving a community forward. If the Strategic Plan is used accordingly, the plan will drive the budget discussions each year and ensure that projects, programs and services are aligned with the Strategic Plan’s set goals and outcomes.