Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 

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accomplished, thoughtfully redesigned, or in a small number of cases, intentionally set aside as they are considered no longer valid or relevant.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 of Bismarck Strategic Plan was adopted March 27, 2012 through a collaborative process engaging citizens and community stakeholders.

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. 

​Strategic Plan Update

2019 City Commission Approved Strategic Plan Update
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
Town Hall Vision & Values Workshop Nov. 1, 2018 presentation
Vision, Values, and Strategic Focus Areas City Commission Workshop Dec. 10, 2018
Bismarck Strategic Plan Update 2018 web portal:

Bismarck Strategic Plan Call for Projects

Bismarck Strategic Plan Call for Projects
Project Presentations

In the News

Citizens encouraged to 'Imagine Bismarck', Bismarck Tribune
City Commissioners Talk Bismarck Strategic Plan, KFYR TV
Bismarck to Host Interactive Town Hall Meeting, Bismarck Tribune
Strategic planning shapes city, Bismarck Tribune
Riverfront development a focus of Bismarck's call for projects

Strategic Plan Vision & Values Survey 

Strategic Plan Vision and Values Survey

Strategic Plan

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
Strategic Plan Progress Report 2013
Strategic Plan Progress Report 2014