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Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan moves forward

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 4, 2023
Updated on January 9, 2023
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Hundreds of community members and City staff were involved in bringing the City’s new strategic plan, Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together., to life. The teams involved in the planning process were made up of more than 50% community members, which exceeded the City’s goal. The community-driven plan resulted in the following mission statement: To cultivate an enduring community where people want to be.

The BTT planning process started last year with a core planning team, action teams and a measurement team that included City staff and community members. In June, City staff gathered to review the plan those teams created and to start thinking about next steps. Another group of City staff then created a work plan based on the Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. document, which is available on the City’s website at, that staff will use to guide their work over the next five years.

The work plan has three priorities with desired outcomes:

Priority: A connected, welcoming community


  • People are connected to their neighbors.
  • People are welcomed by the community.
  • People are valued by the community.
Priority: A healthy community


  • Improved environmental health.
  • Improved human health.
  • Increased safety and security.
Priority: A community with equitable economic growth


  • Economic growth is more equitably distributed.
  • Expanded diversity in business ownership.
  • Equitable job growth.

For more information about the Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. strategic plan or work plan, visit