Strategic Plan

Welcome Message from Mayor and City Council

We are pleased to share the city’s strategic plan with you and are ecstatic that you are interested in learning more about the city’s history, where we are today and where we are headed with our present and future employees and citizens. 

Since 1895 College Park has been advancing the quality of life for its citizens and visitors. Today, College Park enjoys a position of strength unparalleled in its long, rich history. It serves as a catalyst agency to promote, facilitate and lead economic development activities. Currently, the City of College Park initiates project recruitment, expansion and retention of businesses, which, in turn, creates opportunities for job growth.

Our strategic plan reflects the thoughts, feelings, ideas and desires of the citizens, staff, Mayor and Council. A significant amount of conversation and discussion was conducted to create this document. However, more often than not, the development of the plan was less complicated than its implementation. Therefore, we have included in this document a section on how we intend to implement the plan. 

Implementation pulls this plan apart and diffuses it throughout the organization. Every department and division within the organization must then accept the goal of this plan, agree to its direction and implement specific actions over the next 3-5 years.

Since the City of College Park’s inception, investment of our citizens and their wellbeing has persisted as a primary goal. As part of this aim, we currently are focusing on revitalization efforts — the elimination of blight and the creation of jobs that support and uplift diversity, urban renewal, residential vibrancy, sound economic investments and financial prosperity. Our past, current and future development projects and initiatives are the vehicles that will continue to steer both commercial and residential growth and renewal. 

As we enter the next phase of our city’s growth, the Mayor, the City Council and staff are eager to implement this strategic work plan to guide our city forward into its deservedly bright future.

Thank you for joining with us on this journey. We appreciate your interest and participation in continuing to make College Park a great place to live, work and play.