Strategic Plan Community Conversations

What is a Community Conversation?

A Community Conversation is a facilitated discussion amongst members of the community. The conversation provides an opportunity for community members to shape Milford’s future by sharing personal perspectives and input on key topics such as quality of life, services, transportation, land use, and economic health.

This community engagement process follows up on the City’s community survey completed in the summer of 2017. The findings from both the survey and the Community Conversations will assist the City in preparing a Strategic Plan. Links to view the results of the survey are below:

National Citizen Survey Report    National Citizen Survey Report-more detailed    National Citizen Survey Report-most detailed    Presentation to Council

Who can participate in Community Conversations?

Anyone who is interested in Milford’s future is welcome and encouraged to attend a Community Conversation. All voices are valued and we want to hear your ideas, priorities and vision for our community. We are interested in hearing from residents of all ages and all walks of life, regardless of where you are located in the City. In addition to City residents, we would also like to hear from businesses of all sizes located in our community.

What is a Strategic Plan?

A Strategic Plan addresses four major questions:
    1. Where are we now?
    2. Where do we want to be in the future?
    3. How will we get there?
    4. How do we measure our progress?
The Strategic Plan is a 5-year plan that provides a clear statement of where we want the City to go and how we want to get there. 

Why is the City preparing a Strategic Plan?

    • To promote an inclusive community
    • To increase accountability and transparency
    • To establish a clear and unified direction, which will guide future decisions 

You’re invited to join the conversation!

Do you have some big ideas about how we can improve the City of Milford? We’d love to hear your thoughts at one of our upcoming Community Conversations. Join us at these upcoming sessions: 

Thursday, October 19, 2017: 8:30 a.m. at The Music School of Delaware (Hosted by The Music School of Delaware)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 9:00 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center

Monday, November 6, 2017: 6:00 p.m. at Milford City Hall (Hosted by Ward II)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 12:00 Noon at Arena's (Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford)
Check back to this page often for additional dates and times!

Are you interested in hosting your own Community Conversation in your home, church, school or other location?

Please fill out the Request Form. A City of Milford representative will contact you shortly to discuss the hosting experience and to gather necessary information from you.

*In accordance with Delaware law, these meetings will be public meetings and minutes will be taken; however there will be no personally identifiable answers included.*