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Strategic Plan

The Westminster City Council uses a strategic planning process to help achieve its long-range vision of a city that is rich in complexity and a community that is desirable as a place of residence or business.

Approximately once per year, City Council reviews its vision for the future through a Strategic Plan. The plan defines the City's vision, mission, guiding principles, and strategic priorities. Each priority is further defined and specific initiatives are identified as objectives to help achieve the associated strategic priority.

2024 City of Westminster City Council Strategic Plan 


Westminster is a city of beautiful, safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and destinations with a vibrant, diverse economy, rich and resilient environment, and a strong sense of community and belonging.


The City of Westminster provides high quality core services and fosters resilience in order to promote a safe and thriving community.

Guiding Principles
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Enhance and sustain our relationships with neighboring governments and community-based partners, leveraging our collective resources for maximum impact and benefit to Westminster.
  • Stewardship and Fiscal Responsibility: Responsibly manage all of the resources entrusted to our care to support the City’s financial well-being and meet the needs of today without sacrificing the ability to meet the needs of the future.
  • Transparency and Accountability: Engage meaningfully, transparently, and responsibly with the community to provide for all people to be heard and included in decision making thereby building trust and confidence with the community.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Achieve equitable outcomes for the people of Westminster by providing opportunity for all voices to be heard and drawing upon community diversity in decision making.
  • Innovate and Initiate: Foster a culture of continuous improvement and approach opportunities and challenges with drive, inventive thinking, and resourcefulness, resulting in a resilient and sustainable future for our City.
  • Prevention and Proactivity: Solve problems at their source and focus the City’s policies, practices and investments on prevention and community education and addressing root causes, leading to a better quality of life and greater prosperity for all in our community.
  • Sustainability and Resiliency: Act and operate in an environmentally responsible manner and lead by modeling best practices and incorporating sustainability in every aspect of our work.
Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority 1: Access to Opportunity
Advance access to opportunity and prosperity for all in Westminster through diverse housing choices, increased mobility options, safe and walkable neighborhoods, and strong social networks

Strategic Priority 2: Community Empowerment and Engagement
Enhance the sense of community and connection in Westminster through engaging methods of communication and dialogue that improve accessibility, increase understanding, and encourage participation in civic and City life

Strategic Priority 3: Community Health and Safety
Invest in innovative and collaborative approaches to provide a continuum of services that preserve, promote, and protect the health, safety, and environment of Westminster.

Strategic Priority 4: Economic Vitality
Promote and support a resilient economy that attracts and retains a diversity of businesses, workers, and industries, expands living wage jobs, and diversifies the City’s tax base.

Strategic Priority 5: Resilient Infrastructure
Maintain and invest in resilient infrastructure that creates the highest return for safety, community connectivity, enjoyment of life, and local economic success.

Strategic Priority 6: Organizational Vitality
Develop and sustain an environment where employees and the organization are equipped and supported to deliver outstanding service to everyone in Westminster. 


Hired consultants BerryDunn facilitated a Strategic Plan retreat on Saturday, April 13, 2024. During the April 22, 2024, Study Session City Council reviewed, revised, and confirmed the draft Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Priorities. During the May 6, 2024, City Council Meeting, City Council adopted the Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Priorities.

For more information on the Strategic Plan, contact the City Manager's Office at 303-658-2004.