Five-Year Strategic Plan - 2024


Our community celebrates its bicentennial in 2024, and the City Commission is proudly setting the groundwork that will guide the City of Tallahassee’s operations to its 200th anniversary.

This plan – the first overarching plan of this magnitude in our organization’s history – will help us realize our vision:


A creative capital city that supports a strong community with vibrant neighborhoods; an innovative economic and educational hub serving diverse and passionate people, protecting our natural resources and preserving our unique character.


Measuring our performance is key to achieving the goals established in the Strategic Plan. This tool allows the City to track our progress on key targets, in addition to creating a portal for open and transparent government.

Status: On Track

Goal: To advance the City of Tallahassee as a competitive, innovative, and sustainable regional economic hub.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Enhance and modernize infrastructure to enable capacity for growth.
  2. Solicit opportunity for new and emerging industries to locate in Tallahassee.
  3. Increase Tallahassee International Airport’s economic impact on the region.

Status: On Track

Goal: To be a leading community partner that actively connects residents to resources that remove economic and social barriers.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Support education, training, and job readiness for target populations.
  2. Rehabilitate and enhance the existing housing inventory to reduce the cost of living.
  3. Facilitate and encourage the construction of affordable housing units.
  4. Support community health and wellness initiatives.

Status: On Track

Goal: To be an impact-driven workforce that is inclusive, pioneering, and technology-driven.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Attract, develop, and support the best talent.
  2. Leverage technology to deliver faster, more convenient services.
  3. Map, analyze, and improve all work processes.
  4. Maintain the City’s strong financial standing and fiscal stewardship practices.

Status: On Track

Goals: To be the leading publicly owned utility that supports a growing and progressive community.

To be a city with an efficient public transit network supported by well-connected roads, sidewalks, transit amenities, and public transportation.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve these goals by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Be a leader in utility service delivery.
  2. Be a leader in environmental stewardship.
  3. Ensure safe and clean drinking water.
  4. Enhance the City's network of roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
  5. Ensure public transit is accessible, efficient, and equitable.

Status: On Track

Goal: To be a safe, resilient, and inclusive community.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Implement proactive community-based solutions to enhance public safety.
  2. Crime prevention through effective policing and public awareness campaigns.
  3. Training and readiness of public safety employees.
  4. Provide state of the art technology to support public safety initiatives.
  5. Enhance community preparedness initiatives.
  6. Create modern facilities to support community engagement and best-in-class public safety.

Status: On Track

Goal: To enhance public trust through ethical business practices and transparent governance.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Infuse ethical practices into daily operations.
  2. Enhance citizens’ access to city government operations and public meetings.

Status: On Track

Goal: To be a creative and inclusive community with beautiful public spaces that protect and promote resources and culture.


The City of Tallahassee will achieve this goal by measuring ourselves against the following objectives:


  1. Maintain a safe, accessible, well-maintained network of parks, recreational facilities, greenways, and trails.
  2. Enhance livability and preserve the unique characteristics of neighborhoods.
  3. Keep residents and visitors informed about events and attractions in Tallahassee.