Tacoma 2025

Tacoma's Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is intended to set the course and guide where the City of Tacoma (as both a local government organization and a community) is going over the next 10 years, and to help the City direct its efforts and resources toward a clearly defined vision for its future that reflects community desires, current and future trends, and bolsters the City’s unique position within the region. It will include benchmarks or milestones that measure the City’s progress towards its clearly defined vision. And it will be a “living document” and it will undergo periodic review and adjustment to reflect progress towards achievement of goals and/or modifications of goals. 

Ways to Get Involved

  • Join the online community forum to post your comments and respond to other community members’ ideas. 
  • Stop by an informational booth at one of the many community events held in Tacoma this summer.
  • Stop by your local library or the Customer Support Center in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd Floor) for information and opportunities to provide feedback.

First Look at Results of Resident Input on Tacoma's Strategic Plan
Available During Community Events on Sept. 22, 24 and 29 

5:30 PM - Reception
6 - 8 PM - Workshop

Monday, September 22, 2014
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409
Focus: Health and Safety; Human and Social Services

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
University of Puget Sound 
Wheelock Student Center, 2nd Floor, Upper Marshall Hall 
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
Focus: Arts and Cultural Vitality; Built and Natural Environment

Monday, September 29, 2014
Bates Technical College Downtown Campus
Room A130 A/B
1101 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Focus: Economic Vibrancy and Employment; Education and Learning

Seven Key Focus Areas

The strategic planning process and final Strategic Plan document should address the following seven Key Focus Areas:

  • Public Health and Safety
  • Quality of Life and Livability
  • Economic Vibrancy (and Employment)
  • Culture, Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Opportunity and Attainment
  • Government Performance (Effective, Efficient and Economical)
  • Infrastructure, Mobility and Environmental Sustainability 

Tacoma's Growth

Tacoma (population 203,446) is located in the Puget Sound Region, which is forecasted to reach a population of nearly five million people and grow to add more than three million jobs by 2040. As part of the regional growth strategy, the City of Tacoma anticipates significant impacts related to this forecasted growth. With a vision and strategy in place, Tacoma will be well situated to capitalize on its position and improve the quality of life for its residents.