City of River Falls Strategic Plan

The City began 2015 under the guidance of its first Strategic Plan adopted by the City Council. It was developed following extensive evaluation of the state of the City by the Council and senior leadership team. The Strategic Plan is a guide for the development of the City's two-year work plans, the investment of City resources, and where the City's leadership and staff focuses its energy.

The Strategic Plan's adopted goals, strategic initiatives, and key outcome indicators can be found below. The most recent quarterly update on the progress of the City towards the Strategic Plan goals can be found here. An archive of all updates can be found here.

In September 2017, the City Council adopted the Administration's 2017-2019 Major Work Plan, which was based on the framework established by the Strategic Plan. More information on the City's work plans can be found here.

Strategic Initiatives
Key Outcome Indicators
Ensuring Financial Sustainability
Preparing for Financial Contingencies
Unassigned General Fund Reserves
Maintaining Diverse Revenue Sources
Supporting General Fund with Revenues from Local Sources
Maintaining an Excellent Credit Rating
General Obligation Bond Ratings
Maintaining Vibrant Business-type Activities
Performance Index of Financial Ratios for Enterprise Funds
Consistently Delivering Quality Municipal Services

Maintaining a High Performance Workforce
Investments in Training and Development
Maintaining High Resident Satisfaction of Life in River Falls
Citizen Survey Composite Index of Resident Satisfaction
Maintaining High Resident Satisfaction in the City’s Customer Service
Citizen Survey Composite Index of Resident Satisfaction
Promoting Economic Vitality 
(Managed Growth)
Identifying Private Sector Commercial Land Development Partners
Value of Developed Commercial and Industrial Property
Encouraging Job Growth
New Jobs Above the Median Salary
Developing the Sterling Ponds Corporate Park
Taxable Property Value Added within the Park
Developing the Regional Business Incubator
Continuing Development of the Incubator
Securing Future Growth Opportunities (Boundary Agreements)
Growth Areas included in Boundary Agreements
Connecting Community Members
(Gathering Places and Spaces)

Positioning our Parks for the Future
Glen and Hoffman Park Master Plans Complete with Funding Plan
Enhancing the Kinnickinnic River Corridor
Plan of Action Approved on Developing Kinnickinnic River Corridor Plan
Considering Future Generations 
Cultivating a Sustainable Community
Numerous Private and Public Efforts and Initiatives
Leading by Example in Energy Sustainability
Maintaining State and National Rankings
Monitoring Infrastructure Condition
Infrastructure Composite Index Rating
Delivering an Affordable Package of Services
Maintaining Affordability for Residents