Envision a Brighter Future - City of Merrill Strategic Plan

The City of Merrill is excited to announce the adoption of the Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan reflects the major goals of the organization through 2024. The plan will serve as the guiding mission, vision, and action plan for the City of Merrill.

The City's Strategic Plan is a roadmap to make Merrill a diverse, welcoming, and attractive community. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is as follows:

  • To grow the city’s tax base
  • To attract more people of all ages to live, work and play in the city
  • To create an acceptable balance of taxes and municipal services
  • To increase civic engagement

City of Merrill employees provide services every day that make Merrill a great place to live, work, and play. City officials and community members were asked to identify issues they believed were the most important for city government to address for future growth. The four strategic plan goals and the activities, programs, and services associated with them provide a framework to transform the City of Merrill into the growing, diverse, and inclusive community that we strive to be.

“Our residents are the backbone of Merrill. We want to encourage those who have left to come home, engage those who are here to stay, and leave a memorable, lasting impression on those who don’t know us to make Merrill their home.” — Third District Alderman Rick Blake

Click here to view the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan Report.