Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is our guiding plan for the City of Temple and serves as a management tool that helps the organization align its leadership, resources, and operations in support of achieving the City’s vision of making Temple a place you love to call home.

In September 2019, the City Council adopted the City of Temple 2020 Strategic Plan. The plan includes the City’s vision, mission, values, and strategic focus areas for fiscal years 2020 through 2028. To create the Plan, City leaders began by developing high-level focus areas and goals for the City of Temple. From those focus areas and goals, City staff identified the specific initiatives and priorities necessary to accomplish the goals. While the focus areas and goals of the City's Strategic plan will be re-evaluated every five years, the initiatives and priorities that ensure the implementation of the Plan are evaluated annually during the budgeting process.

The Strategic Plan sets our direction for the future and guides the City’s multi-year Business Plan. Though originally conceived as a six-year plan, in FY 2020 the planning window was expanded by two years to account for the fiscal uncertainties brought-on by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is through the multi-year planning process that the City’s Strategic Plan is put into action, adding further detail for the accountability, timing, and resourcing of each initiative and priority. On an ongoing basis, the City reports on the execution of the Strategic Plan to demonstrate the progress being made each year and to showcase how this work is making a difference in the community.

The City of Temple currently tracks progress through performance measures aligned with the City’s five strategic focus areas.  Read the full plan or select any of the focus areas below to learn more about the goals and initiatives behind it.