Fort Calhoun Strategic Plan

As a comprehensive plan prepares a community for future growth and development; a community’s strategic plan helps identify and prioritize the specific projects that will assist the city in reaching its greater vision for the community.

“The strategic planning process in Fort Calhoun continues to set the pace and tone for the many achievements already accomplished and yet to come for the city.  It has been a tremendous planning tool to build consensus around priorities for the city and its residents.”  -Lucas Billesbach, City Engineer

“The Strategic Plan allows the city officials to get input from the community to help identify and prioritize specific projects to achieve the vision desired by the residents. This is a tool which is used for several aspects of the planning process, it is beneficial for achieving grants, and helps with the city’s annual budget. Keeping a current, updated strategic plans allows for continued  high quality of life and economic vitality for many years to come.”  -Deb Sutherland, City Administrator

The last strategic plan for Fort Calhoun was completed in 2015. Since that time, Fort Calhoun has grown and changed and successfully accomplished many of the projects outlined in the 2015 plan. This has led the city to partner with Embris Group and JEO Consulting Group to assist with the development of a 2022 Fort Calhoun Strategic Plan.

Community input is an essential part to the development of this plan, and the city invites all residents of Fort Calhoun to participate in this process by providing their feedback through a quick and easy online survey. The survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Title: Project Timeline

September – Project Kick-Off

October 26th – Stakeholder Meeting

November-December – Community Survey

December 19th – Presentation of draft plan before City Council meeting. Opportunity for residents to come meet the newly sworn in city leadership and review the draft plan at an open house event prior to the meeting.

January 16th – Proposed adoption of final plan at City Council meeting.

What has our Strategic Plan helped us to accomplish?

-Secondary water connection to Blair

-Passage of the sales tax measure

-Creation of the Adams Street Plaza and splashpad

-Trail extensions and continuing grant applications for additional trails

-New entrance into Fort Atkinson

-Numerous street repair projects around the community

-Multiple new niche businesses have located to Fort Calhoun

View the 2015 Fort Calhoun Strategic Plan

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  • Monday, December 5
    PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
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    Christmas in Calhoun
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    June 17, 2022 & June 18, 2022
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    June 25th & 26th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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