Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Update


The 2012 City of Bismarck Strategic Plan has served Bismarck well. Its stated objectives have either been accomplished, thoughtfully redesigned, or in a small number of cases, intentionally set aside as they are considered no longer valid or relevant. The City is currently undertaking a Strategic Plan Update. The process will completely update the City’s Strategic Plan, focusing on the future and informed by Bismarck’s rich history. Among the links that follow is the Strategic Plan Update 2018 project launch book and stakeholder guide.

The City of Bismarck Strategic Plan was adopted March 27, 2012 through a collaborative process engaging citizens and community stakeholders.

Within the links that follow are the Vision, Values, Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives along with the specific actions in the Key Areas, Goals and Objectives section. Together, these constitute the existing City of Bismarck Strategic Plan. 

Strategic Plan Update Project Launch Book and Stakeholder Guide 2018
Project Launch Presentation to the City Commission 2018
Phase 1: Launch & Learn Project Status Report
Strategic Plan Update Vision & Values City Commission Workshop
Bismarck Strategic Plan Update 2018 web portal 


In the News

Citizens encouraged to 'Imagine Bismarck', Bismarck Tribune
City Commissioners Talk Bismarck Strategic Plan, KFYR TV

Strategic Plan Vision & Values Survey 

Please take a moment to share your thoughts for the future of Bismarck!

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Strategic Plan Progress Report 2013
Strategic Plan Progress Report 2014