At the start of each new term, the Davidson Board of Commissioners gathers with town staff to review and reaffirm the town’s mission, vision and values and develop a strategic plan to be implemented during their two years in office. The strategic plan is rooted in the 2020 Comprehensive Plan which sets forth the community’s vision for the town.
In 2022, the Davidson Board of Commissioners and town staff met in March to develop the strategic plan for 2022-2023. On Tuesday, April 13, the plan was formally adopted in a unanimous 5-0 vote. This plan highlights the board’s top priorities and helps to inform the work which staff will do in support of each of these initiatives.
The following seven goal areas have been identified for 2022-23:
A Well-Planned and Livable Community- Create well-planned, dynamic community places with connected progressions between them
Historic Preservation- Preserve our historic properties that contribute to our vibrant and unique community and honor the history of the lived experiences of our residents
Connecting People and Places- Expand, improve, and diversify the town’s transportation network to provide residents and visitors with safe, convenient, accessible, reliable, and efficient multi-modal travel choices to connect people across the community
Affordable Living, Equity, and Inclusion- Work together to create a culture of belonging, address our past inequities, provide opportunities for all, treat everyone with respect and dignity and recognize every voice
Sustainability and Natural Assets- Preserve Davidson’s natural assets, and develop, implement, and actively encourage innovative solutions to environmental, energy, and climate-based challenges
Economic Development- Leverage town resources to attract diverse commercial development that contributes to Davidson’s unique local economy and supports new initiatives that create jobs and opportunities for the community
Operational Excellence- Provide efficient and high-quality public services and facilities through thoughtful and proactive planning, reasonable stewardship of town resources and a professional and committed workforce
The final plan document as well as a PDF with further details of the seven goal areas and priority strategies may be found at the town’s website at www.townofdavidson.org/strategicplan.
Of the plan, Mayor Rusty Knox noted, “the board and I are dedicated to this community and to seeing many of our town’s values take shape in a very real way during our years of service. We listened intently on the campaign trail and during our time in office, and we know these seven areas of focus will help to strengthen our community and help keep Davidson the place we all love, while also pushing us to do and be better.”