IOP Strategic Plan

Milestone timeline:

Approval of Strategic Plan Engagement by Council
Completed: May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020
Environmental Scan
Completed: Oct 1, 2020
Fall 2020
Strategic Planning Session with City Department Heads
Completed: Oct 22, 2020
October 22, 2020
Strategic Planning Workshop with City Council
Completed: Nov 16, 2020
November 16, 2020
Strategic Planning Community Survey Sign Up Opened
Completed: Dec 3, 2020
December 3, 2020
Strategic Planning Survey sent to Community Members who Signed Up
Completed: Dec 14, 2020
December 14, 2020
Community Survey Responses Closed
Completed: Dec 22, 2020
December 22, 2020
Strategic Planning Session with City Council
Completed: Feb 17, 2021
February 17, 2021
Strategic Plan adopted.
Completed: Jan 25, 2022
Jan 25 2021

The City of Isle of Palms is undergoing a Strategic Plan development process.

The City engaged the services of the College of Charleston's Joseph P Riley Center for Livable Communities to help develop the plan. The plan development process has been ongoing since May 26, 2020 and has included multiple meetings with City Staff, City Council, and a public survey conducted online.

The initial presentation from the Joseph P Riley Center for Livable Communities which outlines the goals and process for strategic planning is available here and it was discussed at the May 26, 2020 Council meeting.  Strategic planning is a vital process which will help the City not only assess our current situation, and effectively plan for the future.

Project Updates

Strategic Plan Adopted
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

On January 25, 2022, the Isle of Palms City Council adopted the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan following a months' long process of citizen input, staff meetings and Council workshops. 

The City's first Strategic Plan highlights our community's priorities and goals and will serve to align policy initiatives, resources, projects and departmental operations towards the City's vision. 

Community Survey - Final Report
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Staff presented the report from the community survey conducted with Isle of Palms stakeholders to measure satisfaction levels and validate City Council's priorities and goals.

Strategic Planning Session with City Council
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

City council will hold a Strategic Planning session on February 17, 2021 at the Riley Center for Livable Communities. The purpose of the session is to present the findings of the citizen strategic planning survey, review the priorities of the strategic plan, discuss how the information from the plan report will be disseminated, and talk about next steps.

Strategic Planning Community Survey Closed
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Strategic Planning Community Survey closed on December 22, 2020. Of the more than 1,000 people who signed up the survey was completed by 616 community members. This makes for a 53% response rate which is widely considered to be excellent.

Strategic Planning Survey Sign Up Opens
Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Strategic Planning Community Survey sign ups opened on December 3, 2020. We received 1,313 sign ups from interested community members.