In addition to the City's Comprehensive Planning Process, overseen by the Planning Commission, the Westminster City Council initiates their own strategic planning and updates the plan regularly through planning retreats facilitated by independent professional facilitators. Retreats give the Council members an opportunity to discuss issues informally and to engage in long-term goal-setting. The Council uses the Strategic Plan as guidance in formulating upcoming annual spending plans.

On  September 17th, the Council met in a full day planning Retreat to identify key issues, and produce strategies to address those issues with the goal of improving the governance of the City of Westminster. The attached “2016-2021 Strategic Plan” (with addendum) was written upon conclusion of a follow up planning session on January 26th, 2017 at Fire Department Training Room.

The entire report is attached and is useful for Westminster citizens to review to discover the future goals of the Mayor and City Council. The Retreat was ably lead by “facilitator4hire” principals Janet Danforth and Robert L. Moir, to whom the Mayor and Council wish to acknowledge publicly their gratitude for guiding the sessions.

Vision Statement

Westminster is an attractive historic community that is a thriving, quaint destination which provides opportunity for its citizens and businesses while remaining safe and fiscally sound.

Mission Statement

The City’s mission is to provide reliable, quality services, protect our citizens and property, improve the quality of life and promote development through managed growth.

Values Statement

The purpose of the City is to provide safe, quality services, therefore customer service, and professionalism are the highest priorities. For everyone we meet, we are the City of Westminster. In everything we do, we will look the part, act the part and do our part.