Commission Priorities - Strategic Plan

Commission Priorities - 2024

After holding strategic planning sessions on February 6 and 10, 2024, to review the 2023 priorities and accomplishments, the Board determined the 2024 priorities which were adopted at the February 27 meeting. The Board selected ten Commission Priorities and five Continuous Improvement items. Substantial updates on specific tactics will be provided when necessary. The Board of Commissioners and City Manager's Office are involved in each priority item.

Priority Action & Continuous Improvement Items - 2024

Beautification and Wayfinding

beautification and wayfinding icon  Beautification and Wayfinding

Having a beautiful community with a variety of signage that welcomes visitors and generates pride in neighborhoods. 



Concentrated effort to support, enhance, and improve our thriving downtown community.



Continued investment in the improvement of our housing stock to help grow our community.

Minority Inclusion

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Lead by example through the adoption of city-wide and departmental inclusion strategies. 

Operational Efficiencies 

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Operational Efficiencies

Use existing and new data to achieve process improvements and operational efficiencies


Protecting Key Historical and Cultural Resources

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Collaborate with community partners to support and invest in the historical and cultural resources unique to Paducah.

Quality of Life

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Focused effort on City services and projects that visually improve the community.

Southside Enhancements

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Targeted empowerment, engagement, and beautification of Southside neighborhoods and the business community. 


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Further investigate the implementation of a stormwater master plan. 

Trails and Bike Lanes

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Having a walkable and bikeable community through the expansion of trails and bike lanes.

911 Radio Equipment Upgrade, Governance, and Revenue - Continuous Improvement

911 911 Radio Equipment Upgrade, Governance, and Revenue

Establish an agreement with McCracken County to create a sustainable revenue source, establish governance, an make necessary capital and infrastructure improvements.

City Facilities - Continuous Improvement

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City Facilities

Focus on upgrading city facilities to improve functionality and efficiency. Begin planning for new public safety facilities.


Mental Health Awareness - Continuous Improvement

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Focused effort on communicating about mental health resources and mental wellness.

Paducah Sports Park - Continuous Improvement


Paducah Sports Park - Outdoor Sports Facilities at Bluegrass Downs and Stuart Nelson Park

Partner with McCracken County and the McCracken Sports Tourism Commission in the design and construction of the outdoor recreational facilities.


Revenue Equity - Continuous Improvement

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Focused effort on the auditing and enforcement of occupational licenses within the community.

Previous Strategic Plans

2023 Commission Priorities

After holding strategic planning sessions on February 24, 2023, and March 10, 2023, the Board approved on March 28 ten Commission Priorities and five Continuous Improvement items. 

Mid-Year Report - July 2023     2023 Annual Report

2022 City Commission Priorities

The Paducah Board of Commissioners held a strategic planning session in February 2022 to review the 2021 priorities and determine the 2022 priorities.  The Board adopted 10 Commission Priorities on March 22, 2022. The Board also identified three items that were priority action items in 2021 for continued focus as Continuous Improvement Items. 

2022 Commission Priorities Annual Report (Presented February 2023)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (November 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (August 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (May 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Document (adopted March 2022)

2021 City Commission Priorities

After a strategic planning meeting in February 2021, the Paducah Board of Commissioners adopted 12 priority action items in March 2021.  Below are the initial document, quarterly reports, and the 2021 Annual Report.

Commission Priorities 2021 Annual Report (released January 2022)
Commission Priorities Update (October 2021)
Commission Priorities Update (July 2021)
Commission Priorities Update (April 2021)
Communications Enhancement Plan March 2021
Commission Priorities Document (adopted March 2021)

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Key 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


Reports and Updates

Action items:  What's Important Now (WIN) Initiatives - Continuous Improvement Initiatives -  What's Important Later (WIL) Initiatives

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

Key Vision Areas