Commission Priorities - Strategic Plan

Commission Priorities Reports - 2022

The Paducah Board of Commissioners held a strategic planning session in February 2022 to review the 2021 priorities and determine the 2022 priorities.  The Board adopted 10 Commission Priorities on March 22, 2022. The Board also identified three items that were priority action items in 2021 for continued focus as Continuous Improvement Items. 

2022 Commission Priorities Annual Report (Presented February 2023)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (November 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (August 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Update (May 2022)
2022 Commission Priorities Document (adopted March 2022)

Priority Action & Continuous Improvement Items - 2022

911 Radio Tower Upgrades and Operational Funding

911911 Radio/Tower Upgrades and Operational Funding

Establish an agreement with McCracken County to create a sustainable revenue source, establish governance, an make necessary capital and infrastructure improvements.


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Focused effort on City services and projects that visually improve the community. 

Community Growth

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Invest time and resources that provide a platform for community enhancement and development.

Continue Efforts to Improve Operational Efficiencies

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Use existing and new data to achieve process improvements and operational efficiencies



Concentrated effort to support, enhance, celebrate, and improve our thriving downtown community.



Continued investment in the improvement of our housing stock to help grow our community.

Minority Inclusion

minority inclusionMinority Inclusion

Lead by example through the adoption of city-wide and departmental inclusion strategies focusing on a diverse pool of applicants for employment, committees, and boards. 

Protecting Key Historical and Cultural Resources

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Collaborate with community partners to support and invest in the historical and cultural resources unique to Paducah.

Southside Enhancements

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Targeted empowerment, engagement, and beautification of Southside neighborhoods and the business community. 

Trails and Bike Path Enhancements

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Increase recreational and multi-modal transportation opportunities through the expansion of trails and bike lanes.

City Facilities - Continuous Improvement

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City Facilities


Implement action items identified in the facilities maintenance plan. 

Outdoor Sports Facilities - Continuous Improvement



Outdoor Sports Facilities - Bluegrass Downs and Stuart Nelson Park


Partner with McCracken County and the McCracken Sports Tourism Commission in the design and construction of the outdoor recreational facilities.

Stormwater - Continuous Improvement





Further investigate the implementation of a stormwater master plan. 

Previous Strategic Plans

2021 City Commission Priorities

After a strategic planning meeting in February 2021, the Paducah Board of Commissioners adopted 12 priority action items in March 2021.  Below are the initial document, quarterly reports, and the 2021 Annual Report.

Commission Priorities 2021 Annual Report (released January 2022)
Commission Priorities Update (October 2021)
Commission Priorities Update (July 2021)
Commission Priorities Update (April 2021)
Communications Enhancement Plan March 2021
Commission Priorities Document (adopted March 2021)

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Key Performance Areas 

Each objective in the City of Paducah Strategic Plan is related to one of the following Key Performance Areas:  

Public Safety | Develop healthy and sustainable neighborhoods | Maintain thoughtful and modern infrastructure | Provide open, smart, and engaged government | Creative Industries | Empower upward economic mobility for all | Recreation and Wellbeing | Celebrate a diverse community


Reports and Updates

Action items:  What's Important Now (WIN) Initiatives - Continuous Improvement Initiatives -  What's Important Later (WIL) Initiatives

Strategic Plan Annual Report for 2020
OurPaducah Strategic Plan Informational Book (2020)
Strategic Plan Report (January-September 2020)
July 2020 - 2020 Strategic Plan Report
Strategic Plan Annual Report for 2019
November 2019 WIN Update
October 2019 WIN Update
September 2019 WIN Update
August 2019 WIN Update
July 2019 WIN Update
July 2019 - Midyear Report for 2019
May 2019 WIN Update
April 2019 WIN Update
March 2019 WIN Update
Key Performance Areas and Action Items (as adopted February 2019)
January 2019 Action Items Update
December 2018 Action Items Update
November 2018 Action Items Update
October 2018 Action Items Update

Key Vision Areas