City seeks input during 2023 strategic planning process – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

This month, Estes Park City Council will begin its strategic planning process for 2023. The city’s strategic plan is used to clearly outline council priorities and guide staff in developing the proposed budget and priorities. service work. Council and staff rely on public input on city services and community issues to guide the development of each year’s plan. Community members are encouraged to participate in the process. Council and the City’s management team will hold two working sessions to kick off this year’s process – scheduled for May 17 and June 13.

The May 17 meeting will consist of an introduction to strategic planning; a review of the vision, mission and result areas; and, a discussion of additions, subtractions or modifications to existing strategic policy statements. Between the first and second meeting, staff will develop a list of proposed goals and objectives that implement the strategic policy statements created by City Council. At the second meeting on June 13, council will review the list of goals and objectives proposed by staff, consider any additions from council itself, and then agree on a final set of goals and objectives for the plan. 2023. Both of these meetings will be held in person at 5 p.m. in the Estes Park Museum Boardroom at 200 Fourth St. Meeting materials will be posted the week before at

Comments are requested from now until the final adoption of the 2023 plan by City Council, which is expected to coincide with the passage of the 2023 City Budget this fall. Opportunities to provide feedback include submitting written comments for consideration by the council using the council’s public comment form at, by emailing [email protected] .org and speaking at public comment periods at every regular meeting of City Council. There will also be an opportunity for the public to comment when City Council considers the draft strategic plan for adoption.

The City’s strategic planning process has been in place for eight years. It consists of a vision, a mission, eight result areas, strategic policy statements and numerous supporting goals and objectives. To learn more and view the current 2022 Strategic Plan, please visit

Louisa R. Loomis