The Community Vision for the City of Red Wing is to "capture the vibrancy of growth while
preserving and enhancing the city's unique historic and natural environmental character."
(Adopted November 2007)
July 20, 2011
Dear Citizens of Red Wing,
Red Wing council members, staff and citizens recently embarked on an exciting initiative with the purpose of balancing our long term vision with short term decisions. To that end, a series of public strategic planning meetings took place with the spotlight on how to make certain the decisions we make today remain in sync with our vision over time. With differing economic cycles and changes in local leadership, this can be a challenge. Our discussions centered around what we believe are the most critical issues facing Red Wing during the next five years.
Four strategies emerged from those discussions as part of our recently completed Strategic Plan. Those strategies will serve as the foundation for the City Council to allocate resources toward our community vision. With this plan as our guide, we hope to ensure that we maintain continuity and consistency in our policies and priorities over time.
The next step in this initiative is to bring the draft Strategic Plan to Red Wing citizens for input. City Council members will present the plan and its four strategies to boards & commissions, business and civic groups, focus groups, the school board and county board.
On Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will host a public meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
Copies of the complete plan are available here. Fifth Draft of Strategic Plan
Please join the conversation and attend the meeting on Tuesday, August 9th ready to share your thoughts and ideas on Red Wing's future.
Dennis Egan, Mayor
Ralph Rauterkus, Council President
City of Red Wing