Strategic Plan

When our group of visionary leaders sat down to begin laying out the strategic plan that would serve as our roadmap for the next 3-5 years there were more than fifty different ideas and initiatives on the table for discussion. After much careful consideration and planning, these ideas began to naturally align into 5 categories. These categories represent the areas that we feel are the most critically important and deserving of our immediate focus. They are as follows:
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Objective 1 – Jobs:Ottumwa must attract and create good paying jobs.

Objective 2 – Education: Ottumwa will provide first class training opportunities.

Objective 3 – Revitalization: We must revitalize downtown Ottumwa and the surrounding area to make it an attractive place to live and work.

Objective 4 – Housing: Provide quality housing that is appealing to professionals and middle income workers.

Objective 5 – Leadership:To carry out these initiatives successfully will require supportive leadership and public policies on all levels.

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