The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

July 14, 2014

Oskaloosa city officials working on strategic plan

OSKALOOSA — The city council, along with the city manager and other officials, are in the process of developing a strategic plan for the city of Oskaloosa.

The plan would provide leaders an opportunity to make important decisions that will have a positive impact on the city 3-5 years in the future.

Although the the strategic plan is in its early stages, there will be future meetings to discuss the agenda. The goal is that there will be a meeting set up sometime in August. However, the official date cannot be confirmed. There was an agenda distributed by the city manager's office that stated there will be more opportunities to discuss strategic planning.

Amy Miller, city clerk and finance director for the city of Oskaloosa, said that it is too early to assess what will come out of the session.

“We are in the planning phases right now. It is kind of a brainstorming thing,” Miller said.

She added the way the plan is outlined now might be subject to change in the future.

“There will be possible modifications. They just did not say that this was set in stone. Everyone just threw out some ideas,” Miller said.

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