PROSPER (October 14, 2021) The Town of Prosper has implemented a new way to track the progress of the annual Strategic Plan. The new Strategic Planning Dashboard outlines the Town Council’s short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the future. This new dashboard is accessible to the public and can be found on the Town website or by visiting prospertx.gov/strategicplan. Through the dashboard, the Town’s Strategic Plan is broken down into Goals, Actions and Milestones. Visitors can click on a specific item to view the details and progress of each item, which is represented by the percentage of completion along with the status of the item. The dashboard is updated by Town staff each month and can be accessed on-demand to check the progress of the Strategic Plan.
The Town Council completed the 2021 Strategic Planning Process in March. This year’s process included a series of interviews with the Council, worksheets submitted by Town Departments, two meetings with the Town’s Management Team a day-long facilitated session with the Town Council and a second follow-up meeting with the Council to finalize the plan. The process resulted in a reaffirmation of the Community Vision, a redefined Strategic Vision and a Town Government Mission statement.
The Town Council identified five Strategic Goals to guide the Town over the next five years:
1. Premier Residential Community
2. Investment in Prosper’s Future
3. Financially Responsible Town Government Providing Exceptional Municipal Services
4. Successful Dallas North Tollway Development
5. Successful Prosper Downtown Redevelopment
These goals are used by Town staff to guide their efforts over the following year. The Strategic Plan is a primary driver of the Town’s budget, so budget requests that are submitted by staff as part of the proposed fiscal year budget must be tied to at least one of the Council’s five goals. With input from staff, the Town Council identified 115 Action Items to accomplish as part of the Strategic Plan.
“We are proud to create an opportunity for residents to check the status and view the overall progress of the plan’s implementation,” said Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “This adds another layer of transparency and accountability for how budget dollars are being spent.” The dashboard is available at prospertx.gov/strategicplan