Council Priorities 2017-2020

Fredericksburg 2036. The Vision for Our City's Bright Future

Enhanced parks, more trails. An employment epicenter. Distinct neighborhoods. A strong respect for our history. Excellent education and training options. Cultural vibrancy and diversity. Advanced technology. Forward-thinking transportation solutions.

Where are we, as a City, going in the next two decades and how will we get there? Our City has a vision for what Fredericksburg will be in 2036 and an action plan to bring the vision to reality.

Learn about the vision and be a part of the next chapters of Fredericksburg's proud history.

Cover Page for Progress and Action Council Priorities Phase Two Final Opens in new windowCity Council received the Phase Two Final Report of Progress and Action on their Priorities for 2018-2020 at their December 11-12, 2020 Special Budget and Financial Work Session.  

As most will recall, in 2016 the Fredericksburg City Council formally adopted its 2036 Vision Statement, Desired Future States and its associated Priorities. Staff reported out in late 2018 on Phase One (2016-2018) of our work, and are now delighted to offer an update on the Council’s next body of work.  This Report is meant to update and demonstrate aggressive efforts to accomplish a majority of these Priorities - while managing increasing daily workloads. During Phase Two of the work staff has delivered six quarterly updates to Council. 

Please watch the video that was created in-house by staff to update Council on the Phase Two Final Report.

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City Council received the Phase One Final Report of Progress and Action on their Priorities for 2016-2018. This document was presented in October 2018 to Council during their two day biennial offsite meeting. City staff took input and recommendations on updating the Priorities, and prepared an implementation plan for Council review and it was adopted in March 2019. Click on the photo to link to the report. 

Final Priorities Progress

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Work on the City vision plan, entitled "Vision, Desired Future States, and Priorities" began with a two-day meeting in October, 2016 when the Mayor and Council were challenged to describe their vision for the City of Fredericksburg 20 years in the future. From that vision, eight "desired future states" including employment, education, transportation, the environment, culture, historic preservation, strong neighborhoods and public services emerged.

The resulting plan describes the Mayor and Council's vision and desires for Fredericksburg in the year 2036.

After the Mayor and City Council developed the Vision with eight desired "future states", City staff was challenged to develop action steps to begin to build to the vision for 2036. The documents below show the priorities and timelines over the next three years that will be achieved by the Mayor, City Council and staff. These will be updated quarterly and shared regularly.

Councilprio2 Opens in new windowThis gantt chart reflects the quarterly update of September 2020.

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The Priority Plans are a reference for the City Council and staff and help track progress on the three-year priorities. This is the September 2020 update. Staff was pleased to report the percentage of progress has moved from 51% in May 2020 to 60% in September 2020.