Strategic Plan


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The Town of Sahuarita is focused on improving operational performance and accountability. Research shows that governments that are successful at delivering quality, cost-effective services are those that are able to plan their future with clarity and purpose, are intentional in their direction and strategic in their efforts.

On December 7, 2013, members of the Town Council and executive level staff met to identify the strategic direction over the next several years for the Town of Sahuarita as well as to provide guidance for the Town’s budget decisions. The process was led by an outside consultant who conducted one-on-one interviews with the Town Council and surveys of Town Department Heads.

The Town Council and Department Heads identified five Focus Areas that frame the Strategic Plan:

Economic Development green circle

Economic Development

Infrastructure blue circle


Planning red circle

Planning for Our Community's Future

Organizational Effectiveness yellow circle

Organizational Effectiveness

Quality of life orange circle

Quality of Life

In addition, goals and action plans were considered for each of the focus areas. Over the past few months, several meetings with department heads have been held to fine-tune the goals and action plans that staff will focus upon to achieve the Town Council’s vision for Sahuarita as well as to meet community needs that surfaced in the 2013 and 2015 Citizen Surveys. The Strategic Plan is a tool to guide decision-making and resource management in pursuing organizational goals. The document will provide guidance over the next 3-5 years, with periodic reviews and updates by the Town Council and management to ensure that the strategies contained in the plan remain relevant.

The Sahuarita Strategic Plan 2014-2017 was adopted on April 28, 2014. The Sahuarita Town Council met on October 27, 2015 in a Strategic Planning retreat to discuss revisions to the plan. Council adopted proposed revisions to the Strategic Plan 2016-2019, our most current version of the plan, on February 8, 2016.