City of Roanoke Strategic Plan Update

Roanoke Strategic Plan Graphic

Roanoke, VA is a seven time, All America City and Hall of Fame inductee nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  our city is diverse, rich in culture, welcoming and compassionate.

Planning is underway for the 2021-2022 Strategic Plan.  The City of Roanoke has engaged in strategic thinking for many years.  The Strategic Plan focuses on the City of Roanoke's seven priorities: Education, Community Safety, Human Services, Infrastructure, Good Government, Livability and Economy.

You might ask "what is the purpose of strategic planning"?

A strategic plan should serve as the physical product of strategic thinking – that is, delineation of a community vision and the strategies and actions that will be necessary to progress toward that vision.  The Council, City Government and community should ideally evaluate every opportunity or challenge that presents itself against this vision and its associated strategies to best determine how to allocate their time, money and other resources – all of which are limited.   

The Strategic Plan is a companion to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which represents how the City will physically change over time.  Together, the Strategic Plan and the Comprehensive Plan provide a firm foundation upon which to build more detailed neighborhood and special purpose plans, the annual budget, the multi-year capital improvements program, regulations and ordnances, and other associated public policy and implementation documents and initiatives.   

Ideally one should be able to review this document and gain a firm understanding of where the City intends to go, and generally how it proposes to get there, as well as gain insight into how progress along the way is intended to be measured.   

If you would like to join the conversation for the 2021-2022 Strategic Planning Process, please email: communityengagement@roanokeva.gov


City of Roanoke Strategic Planning Documents