Goals and Objectives

Auburn Hills City Council

2023 Strategic Goals & Objectives

I.       Focus relentlessly on fiscal and operational sustainability

  • Explore components of fiscal & operational sustainability 
  • Continue to pursue new revenue streams, acting upon opportunities as they become available 
  • Seek creative responses to fiscal challenges 
  • Require consistent departmental budget implementation & accountability 
  • Explore opportunities to improve stormwater management 

II.     Deliver outstanding city services

  • Seek tech improvements in line with current trends in IT
  •      Enhance internal IT infrastructure
  •      Optimize our e-interface for residents
  • Identify new/additional opportunities for council & staff to engage citizens
  • Respond to generational & cultural needs
  • Explore recreation partnerships for AH kids
  • Business & citizen surveys: evaluate and act on results as appropriate 
  • Achieve the title of best municipal golf course in Michigan for Fieldstone GC

III.  Drive strategic community development

  • Further develop M-24/Opdyke Road Corridor
  • Support the effort to increase water flow in river corridor
  • Focus redevelopment efforts on TIFA, city-owned, and private properties
  • Continue downtown parking analysis, bring a plan forward

IV. Continue to grow and support a vibrant, sustainable, safe & connected community

  • Continue to keep Auburn Hills friendly and livable for all ages (Phase II)
  • Implement civic center campus security measures to protect employees and the general public 
  • Decrease community risk, e.g., implement a Fire Safety Inspection Program 
  • Study Churchill parcel connectivity to Riverwalk 

V. Retain & attract high quality employees

  • Maintain and grow a talented, customer-focused workforce
  • Develop strategies for attracting and retaining employees, by city departments 
  • Invest in employees through ongoing training & development
  • Focus continuously on succession & business continuity planning
  • Incorporate diversity training for all city employees