PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 17, 2016— The Town of Purcellville Town Council held its annual Strategic Planning Session on September 9-10, 2016. On the first day, the Council discussed Town operations and services, activities of their various advisory groups, and the Council’s role in leading the Town government. The Council then spent all of the second day focused on their goals and priorities for the next two years. This discussion led to a collective Vision, Mission, Core Values, Strategic Initiatives, and Action Items that will guide Council discussions and Town government activities over the coming years.
The Town Council expressed clear consensus on these components, with a majority of the effort focused on defining their desired Action Items. Categorized under the Strategic Initiatives of “Promote Community & Economic Well-Being,” “Strengthen Community Partnerships,” “Practice Good Governance,” and “Fund the Future,” the Action Items put tangible goals in front of Council.
“We believe that by carefully defining and clarifying our most important priorities, we can be successful in leading the Town,” said Mayor Kwasi Fraser. “We heard clearly from the citizens on these topics, and we are already making progress in many of these areas. I am confident in the long-term value that our community will see from setting these clear priorities.”
Some of the active projects include: updating and revising the Comprehensive Plan; developing a business satisfaction survey; identifying creative solutions to monetize assets; engaging citizens through surveys, forums, and informational sessions; planning for an independent efficiency and effectiveness audit of Town programs; researching additional high-speed, high-capacity internet capabilities within the Town; reviewing and revising the Town’s Fiscal Policies; and exploring new ways to put the Town’s utilities on a path of self-sufficiency.
The Council’s Strategic Initiatives document is available online at http://www.purcellvilleva.gov/council.