City of Douglas - Strategic Doing
What is Strategic Doing?
Strategic Doing is a dynamic framework that goes beyond creating traditional strategic plans and annual budgets. Instead, it facilitates collaborations by integrating key documents such as comprehensive plans, capital improvement plans, and operating budgets.
The Douglas Strategic Doing process is currently underway with a strong emphasis on aligning institutional goals and upholding organizational commitments. The plan encompasses 8 outcomes, 26 strategies, and 77 key performance indicators, necessitating dedication and involvement from every level of the organization.
We Are Committed To:
Progress Updates - November 8, 2023
- Fun, Uplifting, Neat & Tidy Community (FUN)
- Well-Connected City (WCC)
- Prosperous & Stable Economy (PSE)
- Preserve Natural Pristine Resources for All Generations (PNPR)
- Unique & Promotable Identity (UPI)
- Engaged & Informed Neighbors (EIN)
- Appealing & Safe Community (ASC)
- Building Community (BC)
FUN refers to a comprehensive approach that emphasizes vital aspects like housing, healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and equitable access to essential services. This term encapsulates various strategies aimed at enhancing the overall quality of life for all residents within the community. It represents a holistic view of community welfare, focusing on creating an inclusive and supportive environment for every member to thrive.
A WCC is where infrastructure and transportation systems are meticulously designed and managed to ensure safe, efficient, and accessible mobility for all individuals, including residents, visitors, and the wider area. It extends beyond the mere physicality of roads and pedestrian pathways to include strategic planning and execution of construction projects that enhance the environment and streetscape. It embodies a holistic approach to development, emphasizing integrated transportation networks, safety, accessibility, sustainable planning, community engagement, effective project management, and a focus on the overall wellbeing of its citizens.
A PSE is achieved by diversifying the economy, which helps stabilize against the ups and downs of market cycles. This approach not only promotes consistent growth but also makes living and doing business more affordable and competitive for residents and local businesses. The strategy focuses on supporting business, education, and thoughtful commercial development, all aimed at creating a stronger and more varied economy.
PNPR emphasizes the crucial importance of safeguarding the unique natural environment for both current and future generations. This concept aims to maintain the pristine condition of these resources while promoting sustainable practices.
UPI aims to visually embody and reflect the community's pride, connection to the outdoors, and unique cultural heritage. This initiative seeks to enhance the visual representation of the city's identity, drawing on distinctive local elements like the Jackalope, Laramie Peak, the river, and its rich, pioneering history.
EIN is a dynamic and thriving environment where open and free communication between residents and government is encouraged and celebrated, leading to collaborative decision-making processes.
ASC is an environment where residents and visitors feel safe. It's a place that not only ranks high in safety, but actively works towards maintaining and enhancing this designation.
The Building Community (BC) outcome, formulated during the Council Retreat, aims to offer clear guidance and achieve objectives such as enhancing public visibility and fostering community engagement through Council initiatives, while also ensuring support for organizational staff and operations. It includes the establishment of pertinent policies and strategic directions for the city's administration and adopts an active approach to legislative matters and issues. The overarching goal of this outcome is to cultivate a more robust and cohesive community.