Strategic Plan

The City of Lee's Summit is actively engaged in a strategic planning process - Ignite! Your ideas. Our future. - to capture the long-term vision for the community and provide direction for the organization. The mayor, city council, senior management, stakeholders and citizens embarked on this process in February 2019. 

Strategic Planning Phase - February 2019 - June 2019
Community input has been gathered through a series of public meetings and online discussion forums. Using this input, City Council has drafted a new vision and mission statement for the organization. Seven critical success factors necessary to achieve the City's vision have been defined. 

Implementation Phase - July 2019 - Present
The end of the strategic planning phase marks the beginning of the Implementation Phase as City Council works with City employees, citizens and community partners (C4) to implement the critical success factor objectives and move the community toward the articulated vision.


Ignite Timeline

February - Community Conversations
Community Conversations regarding the strategic planning process were held February 27 and 28, 2019. 

February/March - Focus Groups
Focus groups were held February 27, 28 and March 1 with stakeholders from various organizations to gather concerns, challenges and opportunities they have for the City.

April - Review Input and Prepare Draft
City Council held a strategic planning retreat on April 5 and 6, 2019 to review initial community input gathered during Community Conversations and Focus Groups. A vision statement and critical success factors were drafted. 

April - Seek Community Input
Community meetings were held on April 24 and 25 to gather feedback on the draft strategic plan elements 

June - City Council Retreat
The City Council held a second retreat on June 14 and 15, 2019 to discuss the community's feedback on the draft strategic plan elements and finalize the vision, mission and critical success factors.

July - Finalize Strategic Plan
The strategic plan will be finalized and adopted by City Council. The execution phase will begin.

Strategic Plan Framework


To enrich lives in our community through collaboration, creativity and commitment.


A vibrant community ensuring the finest quality of life for all generations.

Critical Success Factors

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