Plan Kicked-off last week (April 26- 29)!

The City of Lake Elmo successfully kicked-off the Comprehensive Plan project last week! The Advisory Panel (Panel) held its first meeting on Wednesday evening (April 26th), and the City’s consultant team joined in at Arbor Day with a short activity to start the planning discussion with residents.

The Panel was given a short introduction to the Plan development process, and were asked to participate in a SWOT (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) analysis about the city.  The results of the SWOT will be used in a future Panel meeting for visioning, goal setting and strategies development.

At Arbor Day residents were asked to identify their favorite place in the city, and their least favorite place and/or a place that needs improvement.  We got great feedback and intend to use this information as we move forward with the visioning and goal setting process.