Strategic Plan 2022


Strategic Plan

Welcome to the City of Fountain Strategic Plan 2022.
City Council has completed the process of updating the City Strategy, adopting unanimously a new Strategic Plan at the February 8, 2022 City Council Meeting.  

You can read the City Council's Vision Statement and Strategic Priorities by clicking the blue banners below.

To review the latest update to City Council on the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, click HERE
UPDATE! 9.12.2023:  City Council voted to amend the Strategic Plan, rescinding Strategic Objective D13 and replacing it with Strategic Objective D15.   Both D13 and D15 can be found HERE

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Strategic Plan
Click on the image to read the full Strategic Plan 2022-2024

CLICK HERE to see City Council's Vision Statement

2022 - 2024 Vision Statement:

So what is it about Fountain?

In an ever changing and rapidly developing region of Colorado, the City of Fountain remains a truly unique place that stands out from its neighbors in the Pikes Peak Region. Comprising a vibrant, friendly and growing community, Fountain still maintains at its core a genuine and welcoming All-America hometown feel, a place that never loses its “feeling of being home” for it’s over 30,000 and growing residents. Fountain remains mindful of its roots in ranching and agriculture, while proudly embracing a strong military presence and the amenities of modern family living. It is a city of diverse ideas, independent and inclusive, friendly and safe. Fountain remains the region’s best kept secret, a place that is truly “Pure Colorado.”

What does Fountain want to be in the future?

The Fountain City Council recognizes that a healthy economy, lower cost of living, and a young, educated population are all contributing to a city that is on the rise. As Fountain continues to grow, current conditions now provide for responsible development in ways that have not been possible in the past. Through careful planning, citizen and local government collaboration, and a strong, focused vision for the future, Fountain will purposefully embrace the growth occurring throughout the region and continue developing into an even more contemporary, accomplished city, while maintaining its All-America hometown feel and strong sense of community. This will be accomplished through adherence to the Fountain community’s enduring interests, which are articulated below.

What are the Enduring Interests of the City of Fountain?

  • Responsibly implement improvements to City infrastructure and services that facilitate and enhance safety, accessibility and steady economic development for all citizens.

  • Provide conditions that improve the City’s aesthetic appeal and attract quality business and residential growth, while always maintaining Fountain’s hometown feel.

  • Always honor and include Fountain’s many military residents, supporting their mission to defend our nation, through provision of quality City services and a welcoming sense of home for service members and their families.

  • Capitalize on opportunities that conserve our natural open spaces and recreation options that the Fountain community enjoys.

  • Deliver local governance that is collaborative, inclusive and engaging on topics important to the Fountain community.  


CLICK HERE to see City Council's Strategic Priorities

2022 - 2024 Strategic Priorities:

Strategic Priorities:

Definition: Strategic Priorities are statement(s) or theme(s) which adequately focus the collective efforts of the City, in order to address the purpose and enduring interests identified in the Vision Statement under current or near term conditions.

In support of City Council’s Vision Statement, the Council has identified the following Strategic Priorities to be accomplished in the next three (3) years, in accordance with the completion of this strategic plan cycle (2021-2024). 

Strategic Priority: Set conditions and facilitate responsible development and carefully managed city growth, focused on efforts that maintain or improve existing city-wide infrastructure and services, while building reasonable capacity to meet future community needs.  

Strategic Priority: Develop, coordinate, and implement initiatives and programs, in collaboration with the community, that diversify city financial resources and invest in the Enduring Interests of the City Vision Statement.

Strategic Priority: Ensure highly professional, responsive, and community-focused public safety resources, that provide reliable access to public safety throughout the city's jurisdiction. 

Strategic Priority: Improve the quality and availability of parks and recreation opportunities, including athletics, outdoor recreation areas, youth programs, and community gathering places.