Strategic Plan

The Fountain Hills Strategic plan is designed to empower every Town staff, Town Council, and Strategic Advisory Planning Commission member to ensure that efforts to complete and track progress of the Strategic Plan continue over its five-year life span regardless of position changes, elections, etc. This is a living document, intended to endure in principal and evolve in goals, objectives, and approach.

The Town of Fountain Hills utilizes the strategic plan to provide guidance on a variety of town activities including policy recommendations, town operations, and even capital improvement projects. From its earliest beginnings, Fountain Hills has grounded the vision for its future on the input and aspirations of its citizens. In 2004-2005 the first Strategic Plan was crafted over an 18-month process involving thousands of hours of work with volunteer professionals and the input of more than 2,000 residents and stakeholders. This first formal Plan for the future of Fountain Hills called for the creation of the Strategic Planning Advisory Commission to assure that the annual goals and priorities set by Council and Town staff were consistent with the Strategic Plan, and to provide ongoing education and public dialogue opportunities.

Prior to drafting the current strategic plan, Strategic Planning Advisory Commission members worked closely with the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association on a community survey and the Vision Fountain Hills community event that took place in May 2016. The goals or strategic priorities outlined in the new plan were the direct result of the Vision Fountain Hills visioning process that included more than one hundred residents participating in the program. The Strategic Planning Advisory Commission also conducted a SWOT Analysis of the previous 2010 Strategic Plan and determined which actions and tasks were still relevant in the new plan. This coupled with the strategic priorities from the 2016 Vision Fountain Hills process form the basis of the 2017 Fountain Hills Strategic Plan.

The 2017 Fountain Hills Strategic Plan is based on the following key goals or strategic priorities:
  • Maximizing Economic Development Opportunities in Fountain Hills
  • Ensuring that Infrastructure in Fountain Hills is Well-Maintained and Safe
  • Attracting Families and Working Professionals
  • Ensuring that Fountain Hills Finances are Stable and Sustainable
  • Focusing on Strengthening the Community and Improving the Town’s Quality of Life
The 2017 Strategic Plan honors and continues the Fountain Hills tradition of citizen-involved planning. Fountain Hills is truly the best place to live in Arizona, and we are confident that the 2017 Strategic Plan provides the roadmap for an even brighter future for our Town.