The Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan is available on the City’s website or by
contacting the City Manager’s Office.
Strategic planning is the cornerstone of effective public management. The
City first began its performance planning efforts in 1999. Building upon these
efforts, the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan enables the City to continue moving
forward in a strategic direction while focusing on new opportunities
Henderson faces as a result of changing economic and financial
The plan identifies six priorities adopted by the City Council. Some priorities
remain the same, but others represent new areas of focus. Progress will be
measured in each of these priorities over the next five years.
Invest in the community’s infrastructure
A properly funded infrastructure management and reinvestment program is
essential to the long-term financial health of the City. Quality infrastructure
such as roads, parks, trails and City facilities are a key factor in maintaining
the quality of life for current and future residents. Offering the same
standards of City infrastructure to future generations as is provided today will
take innovative planning and focus on ensuring the effectiveness of all
resources devoted to rehabilitation and replacement of City assets.
Ensure long-term financial resiliency
The City of Henderson continues to deal with the effects of the national
economic crisis that began in 2008. The State of Nevada was hit particularly
hard by the collapse of the real estate market. The City’s revenue structure,
in particular property tax, saw sharp declines in 2008 that are still being felt
today. The City’s objective is to recover from the current period of fiscal
stress and to implement policies and practices that will help it become more
adaptable to changing financial conditions so that it can withstand economic
downturns in the future.
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