Strategic Plan and Community Conversations
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.
Below you will find details on how the 2018-2023 plan was generated.
What is a Community Conversation?
A Community Conversation is a facilitated discussion amongst members of the community. The conversation provides an opportunity for community members to shape Milford’s future by sharing personal perspectives and input on key topics such as quality of life, services, transportation, land use, and economic health.
This community engagement process follows up on the City’s community survey completed in the summer of 2017. The findings from both the survey and the Community Conversations will assist the City in preparing a Strategic Plan. Links to view the results of the survey are below:
Who can participate in Community Conversations?
Anyone who is interested in Milford’s future is welcome and encouraged to attend a Community Conversation. All voices are valued and we want to hear your ideas, priorities and vision for our community. We are interested in hearing from residents of all ages and all walks of life, regardless of where you are located in the City. In addition to City residents, we would also like to hear from businesses of all sizes located in our community.
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
You’re invited to join the conversation!
Do you have some big ideas about how we can improve the City of Milford? We’d love to hear your thoughts at one of our upcoming Community Conversations. Please note: Community Conversations will not be scheduled after November 22 or held after December 8 to allow enough time for gathering responses and preparing the Draft Strategic Plan. Please join us at these upcoming sessions:
Thursday, October 19, 2017: 8:30 a.m. at The Music School of Delaware MINUTES
Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 9:00 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center MINUTES
Monday, November 6, 2017: 8:30 a.m. at Milford City Hall (For Downtown Milford Inc, Small Businesses, Entrepreneur Group) MINUTES
Monday, November 6, 2017: 10:30 a.m. at Milford City Hall (For City Employees) MINUTES
Monday, November 6, 2017: 2:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For City Employees) MINUTES
Monday, November 6, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For Ward II Residents) MINUTES
Thursday, November 9, 2017: 3:30 p.m. at Mispillion Elementary School (For Milford School District Staff) MINUTES
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For Ward III Residents) MINUTES
Thursday, November 16, 2017: 10:30 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church (For Faith Based Leaders) MINUTES
Monday, November 27, 2017: 2:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For Large Employer Executives) MINUTES
Tuesday, November 28, 2017: 4:00 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Church (For Parishioners and Guests) MINUTES
Tuesday, November 28, 2017: 7:00 p.m. at Milford Police Department (For City Employees) MINUTES
Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 12:00 Noon at Arena's (For Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Members) MINUTES
Thursday, November 30, 2017: 7:00 a.m. at Milford Police Department (For City Employees) MINUTES
Thursday, November 30, 2017: 4:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For Non-Profit Organizations) MINUTES
Thursday, November 30, 2017: 6:30 p.m. at Milford Library-Lion's Room (For Ward I Residents) MINUTES
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 2:00 p.m. at Assemblee Chretienne de la Famille de Delaware (For Haitian Residents) MINUTES
Monday, December 4, 2017: 10:30 a.m. at Milford Public Works (For City Employees) MINUTES
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (For Ward IV Residents) MINUTES
Questions handed in at City Hall, not at specific Community Conversation Meetings
Are you interested in hosting your own Community Conversation in your home, church, school or other location?
Community Conversations will not be scheduled after November 22 or held after December 8 to allow enough time for gathering responses and preparing the Draft Strategic Plan.
*In accordance with Delaware law, these meetings will be public meetings and minutes will be taken; however there will be no personally identifiable answers included.*