The Burien City Council met this summer during five special meetings to develop a strategic plan to guide the City of Burien government for the next 3–5 years. The new plan, once it’s adopted, will span multiple election cycles and will guide the next two budget cycles and subsequent staff work planning. The plan will also serve as a tool to ensure the City government remains accountable to the community’s priorities. It replaces a strategic plan that expired in 2020.
The City of Burien sought input from the community to learn their priorities through both in-person events and the citywide Community Survey. They also looked at other data to guide their discussions including information about the community, from the cost of housing to crime statistics, and internal data, such as staffing and financial constraints. Creative Strategies was hired to facilitate the process.
The City Council continues to fine-tune the strategic plan, which is scheduled to be adopted later this fall.
Learn more at burienwa.gov/StrategicPlan.
What is a strategic plan?
A strategic plan provides a roadmap for an organization to achieve its strategic goals. It guides initiatives, actions, and investments (budget) for a defined period.