The City of West Chicago has announced the release of a draft copy of the West Chicago Strategic Plan, which has been under development since last year. The draft will be available for viewing at an Open House scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Representatives of Houseal Lavigne Associates, the consulting company hired by the City to facilitate the process, will be available to answer questions. Attendees will also be encouraged to provide feedback.
The Plan contains a clear vision statement, a set of guiding principles, and community goals and objectives. Most significant is the fact that it represents a collective vision for the future; one that includes the input of a large, inclusive group of individuals and organizations including residents, neighborhood groups, business leaders, inter-governmental partners, and faith-based organizations.
Through forums, online surveys, questionnaires, and an interactive mapping tool, the community significantly contributed to answering the question “what should the City of West Chicago look like in 10 – 20 years and how do we get there?”
“I am excited to have reached this point in the creation of this draft. I hope all those who contributed their thoughts and ideas throughout this process will feel a great sense of satisfaction and pride knowing that they drove the process and helped chart the course for the future of our community. We are heading into a great new chapter of our history,” said Mayor Ruben Pineda.
A draft copy of the West Chicago Strategic Plan is also available for viewing at City Hall in the lobby area, and through the links below.
*Please note: This page has been updated since this press release was first posted to the website. The documents below are the Final West Chicago Strategic Plan documents, not Draft copies.