Current Strategic Plan 

The Strategic Plan for 2020-2021 was approved by City Council on June 16, 2020. The Iowa City Strategic Plan outlines primary areas of focus of City policy, projects, programs, and initiatives over a two year period. Additional projects, initiatives and policy matters that are not specifically mentioned in this document will be carried out or have been addressed throughout the years as appropriate. The City Council identified the following as their strategic planning focus for 2020-2021:

The Strategic Plan intends to foster a more inclusive, just and sustainable Iowa City by prioritizing the physical, mental and economic well-being of all residents.

  • Advance Social Justice, Racial Equity, and Human Rights
  • Demonstrate Leadership in Climate Action
  • Strengthen Community Engagement and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Invest in Public Infrastructure, Facilities and Fiscal Reserves
  • Foster Healthy Neighborhoods and Affordable Housing Throughout the City
  • Enhance Community Mobility for All Residents
  • Promote an Inclusive and Resilient Economy Throughout the City


Former Strategic Plans