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St. Charles to Host a Virtual Strategic Plan Vision Workshop on September 7

If you were unable to make it to the recent Community Vision Workshop for the Strategic Plan, the City of St. Charles is hosting a second workshop, which will be virtual.

It will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, via Zoom.

This virtual meeting will run similarly to the in-person session, with small breakout groups to facilitate interaction and discussion.

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“Thank you to everyone who attended the recent in-person workshop,” said Economic Development Manager Derek Conley. “Participants engaged in a lively discussion and it was great to hear their feedback on what they think should be the priorities for the city over the next five years. Holding a virtual session provides another opportunity residents to speak out on issues important to them.”

City administrator Heather McGuire recognizes the benefits of virtual meetings.

“Virtual meetings make it easier for some residents to participate. People today have busy schedules. Anything the City can do to reach as many residents as possible so they can be part of the strategic planning process is a plus. For this reason, we are also adding a virtual option to the next Community Forum in October.”

The Community Forum will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, both virtually and in-person at City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main St. Note the new location for the October 17 meeting.


It will give residents a first look at a first draft of the strategic plan and provide an opportunity for them to provide feedback.

If you plan to come to the October 19 workshop in person, RSVP to [email protected] or (630) 762-7097. For a Zoom link, go to

The city is updating its five-year strategic plan which will serve as a roadmap, guiding decisions about the future of the city. The strategic plan will incorporate feedback from the community and key stakeholders, establish the city’s vision, and align the city’s goals, priorities and budgets over the next five years.

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The city is working with Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC, to complete the strategic plan.