City Strategic Plan

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WHAT IS THE STRATEGIC PLAN?

The City of Tarpon Springs is embarking on a yearlong process to develop a vision for the City and a strategic plan to make that vision a reality! The City has teamed up with the University of South Florida Institute of Government and Saint Petersburg College Collaborative Labs to facilitate this project, write and present the final strategic plan to the commission, and to assist with implementation. This new strategic plan will be organized around a few broad-reaching focus areas and will serve as a guide city budgeting, capital project planning and program development over the next 3-5 years. The Strategic Plan will be complimentary to, and coordinated with, the City's Comprehensive Plan, which has a much longer planning horizon of 20 to 30 years.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

In order to engage and capture feedback from all stakeholders, this project has been designed to allow multiple opportunities for citizens to actively participate and assist in forming the content of the final plan. The initial opportunities for engagement are listed below:

  • OPPORTUNITY #1 - Virtual Citizen Engagement Session
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Click here to view the recording of this session)
    • The SPC Collaborative Labs team will facilitate a collaborative citizen engagement session to inform the community of their role in the strategic planning process, as well as, how to engage throughout the process.
  • OPPORTUNITY #2 - Resident Feedback Survey
    • Launching October 15, 2021
    • The survey is intended to help identify strategic issues that should be addressed in the plan and will supplement the information gathered from stakeholder interviews and community forums. The survey will be available online and allows residents to participate anonymously.
  • OPPORTUNITY #3 - Community Focus Group Forums
    • Forum I - Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (virtual and in-person)
    • Forum II - Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (virtual and in-person)
    • The Community Focus Group forums will kick off the process and start conversations among residents about the future of Tarpon Springs. Discussion will focus on identifying those things about the City that resident's treasure and wish to preserve, as well as the community's hopes and aspirations for the future. The forum's agenda will include a combination of small-group discussions and large group workshop activities that aim to facilitate open conversation and the sharing of ideas.

There will be additional opportunities for residents to engage in the process. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates!


WHEN WILL THE PLAN BE FINISHED?

The Final Strategic Plan Report is expected to wrap up in August 2022 with an Implementation Phase from October 2022 through September 2023 with a formal document and presentation being delivered to the City of Tarpon Springs Commission.



WHAT IS THE STRATEGIC PLAN?

The City of Tarpon Springs is embarking on a yearlong process to develop a vision for the City and a strategic plan to make that vision a reality! The City has teamed up with the University of South Florida Institute of Government and Saint Petersburg College Collaborative Labs to facilitate this project, write and present the final strategic plan to the commission, and to assist with implementation. This new strategic plan will be organized around a few broad-reaching focus areas and will serve as a guide city budgeting, capital project planning and program development over the next 3-5 years. The Strategic Plan will be complimentary to, and coordinated with, the City's Comprehensive Plan, which has a much longer planning horizon of 20 to 30 years.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

In order to engage and capture feedback from all stakeholders, this project has been designed to allow multiple opportunities for citizens to actively participate and assist in forming the content of the final plan. The initial opportunities for engagement are listed below:

  • OPPORTUNITY #1 - Virtual Citizen Engagement Session
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Click here to view the recording of this session)
    • The SPC Collaborative Labs team will facilitate a collaborative citizen engagement session to inform the community of their role in the strategic planning process, as well as, how to engage throughout the process.
  • OPPORTUNITY #2 - Resident Feedback Survey
    • Launching October 15, 2021
    • The survey is intended to help identify strategic issues that should be addressed in the plan and will supplement the information gathered from stakeholder interviews and community forums. The survey will be available online and allows residents to participate anonymously.
  • OPPORTUNITY #3 - Community Focus Group Forums
    • Forum I - Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (virtual and in-person)
    • Forum II - Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (virtual and in-person)
    • The Community Focus Group forums will kick off the process and start conversations among residents about the future of Tarpon Springs. Discussion will focus on identifying those things about the City that resident's treasure and wish to preserve, as well as the community's hopes and aspirations for the future. The forum's agenda will include a combination of small-group discussions and large group workshop activities that aim to facilitate open conversation and the sharing of ideas.

There will be additional opportunities for residents to engage in the process. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates!


WHEN WILL THE PLAN BE FINISHED?

The Final Strategic Plan Report is expected to wrap up in August 2022 with an Implementation Phase from October 2022 through September 2023 with a formal document and presentation being delivered to the City of Tarpon Springs Commission.

Questions & Comments

Submit your questions and comments privately to our staff regarding the City's Strategic Plan.

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Page last updated: 07 September 2021, 07:45