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Germantown Forward 2030

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2030 process chartTrack progress toward 2030 objectives using an online dashboard.

In January 2015 the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a process for the development of a long-range strategic plan to guide the growth and development of the community for the next 15 years. The year-long planning process focused on understanding and influencing the future, rather than simply preparing for or adapting to it, by aligning resources to bridge the gap between our present condition and the desired future.

The strategic planning process began with
the appointment of a 30-member steering committee. These citizens led the development of the Germantown Forward 2030 vision statement. 

Germantown is a vibrant, modern community, the community of choice, offering outstanding quality of life for all generations. The government is fiscally sound and provides top-quality public safety and services responsive to community requirements. Engaged residents honor the past, treasure the present and responsibly shape Germantown’s future.

The community values:
Excellence in education
Innovation, creativity and continuous improvement
Lifestyle opportunities as part of the fabric of everyday life
Natural and designed beauty and smart growth
Community strength, health and sustainability
A culture of excellence and kindness
Local and regional partnerships

A larger group of citizens assigned to specific task forces worked to develop specific goals and action plans to translate the vision into reality. The full report is available here. For more information, contact City Administrator Patrick Lawton at (901) 757-7201 or