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Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together.

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Bloomington Briefing Published November 1, 2021
Updated on November 1, 2021

Strategic plan gains steam 

Bloomington. Tomorrow. Together. is the City’s most collaborative strategic planning effort to date. The process provides opportunities for residents to partner with the City to help design a plan for Bloomington’s future. City representatives will work in partnership with members of the community at every stage of the process. 

The initial stages of understanding who and what Bloomington is and what stakeholders’ goals are for the future began in October with a series of community café events. At these events, people were able to share what they value about the places they live, work and spend time. 

The City has also received nearly 160 applications from residents who are interested in serving on the core planning, action and measurement teams that will help propel the strategic planning process. 

“It is so great to see such a high level of interest from the public to get to work crafting the City’s next strategic plan and charting a course to make Bloomington even better for those who choose to spend their time here,” City Manager Jamie Verbrugge said. 

The core planning team will be holding a retreat December 2 – 4 to work on a draft of the strategic plan. After that, the action and measurement teams will work out the details of the plan during the months of January and February 2022. For more information, visit