Strategic Plan

The mission of the City of Tulsa is “To create a platform for economic prosperity, health and quality of life for residents and businesses.” The Strategic Plan, coming December 2017, will be a plan that clearly outlines to both employees and community partners how the organization will play a role in Citywide Outcomes and fulfill its mission. The Strategic Plan will be used to inform our budget and ensure that resources are aligned with goals. 

Action and Implementation Management Newsletter - 1

A Message from the Mayor

"Tulsa is a city that expects to compete globally. Doing so requires high expectations of ourselves, and a strategic plan to accomplish our goals. Every member of our team at the City has an important part to play." – Mayor G.T. Bynum

Common Strategic Plan Language:

  • Goal: A broad statement about what the city is striving to achieve
  • Community Performance Indicator (CPI): A measure that directly relates success in the goal or measure that can be used as a proxy to measure goal success.  Speaks to whether the goal is being met.
  • Baseline: The starting measurement for the CPI based on most recent data available for Tulsa.
  • Target: The desired level for the CPI.  Way to measure specifically what we are striving to achieve.
  • Strategy: A plan to move towards the desired goal.
  • Action: Defined activity that is measurable and contributes to the success of the Strategy.
  • City Role: The part that the City of Tulsa will play in the strategy.  Possible roles include: Lead, Collaborate, or Support
  • Community Partner: Non-profit agency, Public agency, Government Office, School, or Private  Business that will work with the City of Tulsa to implement the Actions.
  • Responsible Department: The City of Tulsa department responsible for leading the internal effort and reviewing City performance on strategies & tactics.
  • Expected Completion: The date when an Action is anticipated to be completed.
  • Output Metric: Measures the quantity, volume or production value.
  • Frequency: How often the output metrics will be reported (monthly, quarterly, or yearly).
  • Desired Outcome: The expected measurable level of success for the strategy and actions.

For an example of how these phrases would appear in the final strategic plan online.

Outcome Desired: By December 15, 2017, the City of Tulsa will have a Strategic Plan that will outline the specific strategies for how the entire organization will work to lead and/or follow partners in the community to achieve city-wide goals. The Strategic Plan will guide departments on how they should allocate resources and how to create more detailed action plans to achieve city-wide strategic goals.

Employees at all levels of the organization will be able to connect the work that they do on a daily basis with the four goals to make Tulsa a globally competitive, world-class city.

Process: The Office of Performance Strategy and Innovation will lead the effort to interview stakeholders, gather input and feedback, and use the information to advise elected officials on what the community wants, how our partners in the community can work with us to achieve the goals, and how our internal resources can best be aligned to make the greatest impact.

Tulsa’s Strategic Documents:

Coming September 2017: Public Online Forums