Town Council Strategic Plan

2017 to 2022 Strategic Planning Process

The Town of Yountville's Strategic Planning process has been completed and the 2017-2022 Strategic Planning Framework has been approved by the Town Council.

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 planning framework.

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 was sought for feedback based on the framework developed at the January 27 and 28 retreat. For those who were unable to attend the meetings, an electronic survey to submit feedback was provided. The proposed framework (PDF) included a Vision Statement and six Critical Success Factors that are essential to achieving that vision in the future.

Public Input for Strategic Planning

Three public input meetings were held over two days on April 6th and April 7th facilitated by The Novak Consulting Group.

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.

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.

Previous Strategic Plans 

Fiscal Years 2011-16 Strategic Plan (PDF)
Strategic Plan Update January 17, 2012 (PDF)
Strategic Plan Update January 15, 2013 (PDF)
Strategic Plan Update January 21, 2014 (PDF)

Yountville Strategic Planning Next Steps as of
June 8, 2021

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