Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2018-2023


In 2016 the City of Milford began it's Strategic Planning process by partnering with the University of Delaware's Institute of Public Administration.  The first step in identifying the priorities of the residents was to send community surveys.  The findings were then used to create discussion topics for facilitated Community Conversations.  Based on the information received from the surveys and conversations, the Strategic Plan was created.  The draft plan was presented to City Council on March 12, 2018 and the final plan was presented to City Council at their April 23, 2018 meeting where it was adopted via Resolution 2018-08.

​2019 National Citizen Survey Results

Community Livability Dashboard Online Survey Results Trends Appendices Presentation to Council (10/14/19)

2017 National Citizen Survey Results

National Citizen Survey Report    National Citizen Survey Report-more detailed    National Citizen Survey Report-most detailed    Presentation to Council

What is a Strategic Plan?

A Strategic Plan addresses four major questions:
    1. Where are we now?
    2. Where do we want to be in the future?
    3. How will we get there?
    4. How do we measure our progress?
The Strategic Plan is a 5-year plan that provides a clear statement of where we want the City to go and how we want to get there.

Why does the City have a Strategic Plan?

    • To promote an inclusive community
    • To increase accountability and transparency
    • To establish a clear and unified direction, which will guide future decisions