What's Next, Naperville?

In February 2021, the City began work on a strategic plan to identify its vision for the future and priorities essential to achieving it.

The public involvement phase of the project, which ended in August 2021, included a community survey with over 2,700 participants who shared input on strengths and weaknesses of Naperville as well as city services. Additional online engagement activities gathered feedback from the community on sustainability, public art, community events, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Through this process, the following areas were determined to be the highest priorities for the City:

  1. Financial Stability and Economy
  2. Housing Choice
  3. Infrastructure and Utilities
  4. Public Safety
  5. Sustainability

City staff incorporated public input as well as direction from elected officials to develop the Bridge to 2023 Priorities Plan, which includes initiatives and goals in each of the identified priority areas. The plan was approved by the Naperville City Council on Dec. 7, 2021 and will serve as a touchstone for city operations over the next three years.

Read the plan

Progress Updates

City staff provides two formal Priorities Plan updates per year. To assess progress, the City is using adequate resource availability as its measurement tool. Adequate resources are defined as the appropriate amount of personnel, finances, and materials available and in place to move forward with goals as planned.

Spring 2023 Update

The 2023 spring update is taking place at the May 16 City Council meeting and focuses on public safety and sustainability.

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Detailed status update - May 2023

City Council presentation slides - May 16, 2023

Fall 2022 Update

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Detailed Status Update - October 2022

City Council Presentation Slides - Oct. 4, 2022


Spring 2022 Update

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Detailed Status Update - April 2022

City Council Presentation Slides - April 19, 2022