Strategic Plan - Our Paducah

Strategic Plan Key Performance Areas and Updates

KeStrategic Plan websitey Performance Areas - Each objective in the City of Paducah Strategic Plan is related to one of the following Key Performance Areas:  

  • Public Safety
  • Develop healthy and sustainable neighborhoods
  • Maintain thoughtful and modern infrastructure
  • Provide open, smart, and engaged government
  • Creative Industries
  • Empower upward economic mobility for all
  • Recreation and Wellbeing
  • Celebrate a diverse community

Strategic Plan Status Reports and Updates

The City is providing annual plan updates and progress updates on the Strategic Plan action items known as WIN Initiatives (What's Important Now Initiatives) in addition to the Continuous Improvement Initiatives and the What's Important Later items.

Strategic Plan Annual Report for 2020 (New!)
OurPaducah Strategic Plan Informational Book (2020)


Previous Updates on Action Items

Strategic Plan Report (January-September 2020)
July 2020 - 2020 Strategic Plan Report
Strategic Plan Annual Report for 2019
November 2019 WIN Update
October 2019 WIN Update
September 2019 WIN Update
August 2019 WIN Update
July 2019 WIN Update
July 2019 - Midyear Report for 2019
May 2019 WIN Update
April 2019 WIN Update
March 2019 WIN Update
Key Performance Areas and Action Items (as adopted February 2019)
January 2019 Action Items Update
December 2018 Action Items Update
November 2018 Action Items Update
October 2018 Action Items Update

Informational Videos about Strategic Plan Development

OurPaducah Launch Video for Strategic Plan

Our Paducah - Key Visions

Strategic Plan Background and Timeline

  • In November 2017, the Paducah Board of Commissioners, City Manager, and Department Directors participated in a strategic planning session to begin the development of goals and priorities for the City.  Julia Novak, president of the Novak Consulting Group, facilitated the interactive workshop. 
  • To continue the strategic planning process, Mayor Harless met with community groups in January, February, and March 2018 to gather input. 
  • The DRAFT Strategic Plan Presentation which was presented and discussed at the April 10 and April 24, 2018, meetings of the Paducah Board of Commissioners is a compilation of the information gathered over those months of planning and community engagement.
  • The Board approved on May 8, 2018,  the Municipal Order Adopting Vision Statement and Key Performance Areas which outlined a deadline of August 30 for final development.  Exhibit A (from May 8) - Spreadsheet of Key Performance Areas and Objectives >>
  • Workshop held on August 7, 2018, with Board, City Manager, and Staff.  The City Team collaborated and reviewed the objectives under each of the Key Performance Areas.  Each participant was asked to provide their top three and bottom three objectives for each Area.  After discussion and tallying of the votes, the result is a prioritized list of objectives.  
  • On August 30, 2018, City Manager Jim Arndt provided the Board with the Strategic Plan Action Steps document.  The Action Steps document provides the framework of how each objective will be accomplished by assigning key members to lead each objective, their accountability partners, an action timeline, how the objective aligns with the 2018 Citizen Survey, and a statement that describes the desired outcome.  It’s a fluid, working plan that will be strengthened as data and best practices are collected.
  • On December 17, 2018, the Board adopted the updated mission statement and organizational values.
  • On January 5, 2019, the Board held a retreat to discuss each item in the plan and make amendments.
  • On February 12, 2019, the Board adopted the amendments to the Plan.
  • In July 2019, the Strategic Plan website, book, and video message were launched.
  • In July 2020, the updated Strategic Plan was approved reflecting goals and input from the planning retreat with the Board in January 2020 and from the FY2021 budget process.