The City of El Paso’s vision is that El Paso will have safe and beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant regional economy, and exceptional recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. That vision was established in the City’s 2015 Strategic Plan and is based on comprehensive community outreach.
The Strategic Plan is the culmination of extensive public outreach including citizen surveys, public meetings and City Council work sessions. Continuing the work of the Strategic Plan, the City of El Paso embarked on the building of a citywide resilience strategy targeted at reinforcing the established mission and vision while simultaneously assuring strategic responsiveness to community need. That process, intentionally structured over a three-year period, entailed one full year of community outreach and assessment of public perception that reached over 70,000 people, followed by a second year of alignment between public perception and available municipal assets. The resulting resilience strategy is aimed at deploying innovative initiatives that directly address the diverse needs of the El Paso Community. In year three the strategy was institutionalized through four foundational pillars addressing everything from urban development to the bi-national economy to civic engagement and El Paso’s role as a global governance leader. The input from that exhaustive outreach effort informed the recent update to the strategic plan “20 in 2020” and confirmed the vision statement of the city.
El Paso Resilience Strategy, four goals include:
Opportunities for community input are embedded in each step of the Strategic Planning Process for the Resiliency Plan. Strategies, actions, and tasks are dependent on community input through various mechanisms such as customer survey feedback, public comment during Council meetings, budget hearings, focus group meetings, community meetings and Town Hall presentations. Additionally, focus group discussions with key strategic partners are held to further enable a community dialogue. The process, intentionally structured over a three-year period, entailed one full year of community outreach and assessment of public perception that reached over 70,000 people, followed by a second year of alignment between public perception and available municipal assets.
The completed Resiliency Strategy was completed in February 2018 and the 4 goals with corresponding outcomes are currently being evaluated.
El Paso’s Community and Human Development Department