By Maggie Strong 13 Nov, 2017

A standing room only crowd packed into Thyme Square in downtown Quincy on November 9, 2017, to learn more about the goals, objectives, and strategies identified for Quincy through the Strategic Plan process, and learn about the recommended tools for implementing the Plan’s strategies.

On behalf of the Quincy Next Commission, Advisory Group, Task Force members, City leaders, and our partners at Development Strategies we're pleased to share our top 10 core strategic initiatives. Let's do this, Quincy!

Click here to view the full presentation .

By Maggie Strong 24 May, 2017

The first phase of the Strategic Plan process wrapped up in early May, with a final set of presentations. On May 10th, Development Strategies presented their baseline analysis findings to the Downtown/Riverfront and Arts/Recreation/Tourism Task Forces at the Quality Inn & Suites. The presentation covered a wide range of topics, including the economic impacts of tourism and the arts, elements that make a great Downtown, and examples of successful investments by some of Quincy’s peer cities in their arts, tourism attractions, downtowns, and riverfronts.

The first public meeting of the Strategic Plan was held the following evening, May 11th, at the Quincy Public Library. More than 75 members of the community attended to hear two presentations from Development Strategies. The first presentation focused on the process of strategic planning itself, and its importance in positioning cities to adapt successfully to changing economic and demographic forces. The second presentation turned to Quincy specifically, summarizing the city’s existing conditions and highlighting some of its opportunities and challenges as it looks to the future. Following the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to speak with members of the project team and provide their feedback through survey cards.

In the next steps of the process, the project team and the Task Force members will work towards formulating a set of strategies for the city to pursue over the next ten to fifteen years. Further public input will be welcome during this time, including via an online survey. The survey can be accessed through this site and will be available starting in late May. The next public meeting will take place in the fall.

Both presentations from the May 11th meeting can be found here:

Cities, Change, and Adaptive Economies Presentation

Public Meeting Baseline Presentation  

Please continue to watch this site for more information on how you can get involved and provide your input.

By Maggie Strong 06 Apr, 2017
Make plans to join us for the first public meeting for the Quincy Strategic Plan on Thursday, May 11th, in the Quincy Public Library's Large Meeting Room.

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Presentation by Matt Wetli of Development Strategies on the topic of cities, adaptation, and change.

6:30 - 7:15 PM  Main presentation on the Quincy Strategic Plan, including the process, schedule, and a summary of Development Strategies' findings so far.

7:15 - 8:00 PM  Open House - attendees may visit stations representing the four focus areas to talk with representatives of the team, fill out survey cards, and learn more about and provide feedback on these four areas:

Economic Development
Transportation / Infrastructure
Downtown / Riverfront Development
Arts / Recreation / Tourism

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By interactive 29 Mar, 2017

Over 50 members of the Economic Development and Transportation/Infrastructure Task Forces met on Wednesday, March 22nd at Quincy University to review baseline analysis and mapping prepared by Development Strategies.


"It's time to adapt, and think differently about what grows and economy."


The presentation covered different ways to think about an economy, including:

  • Knowledge & Innovation
  • Service & Care
  • Consumption
  • Production
  • Equity

Click here to read the the Herald-Whig article about the presentation.

Share your thoughts and feedback here .

By interactive 07 Mar, 2017

We are currently in the first phase of the planning process, Understand, during which we will collecting data on the city and insights from the community to create a baseline understanding of Quincy’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges, as well as its goals and objectives. This phase will last through April 2017 and culminate with a public meeting, where members of the community will be able to hear about our findings and provide feedback on them.

By interactive 25 Jan, 2017

We had a great turnout for our kick-off presentation to the Strategic Plan task forces on January 25th! Over 80 task force members gathered at John Wood Community College to learn about the strategic planning process and to share some initial thoughts on what defines Quincy. Check out their responses to the question: What three words best describe Quincy?

Thanks to Steve Eighinger and the Herald-Whig their coverage of the presentation:

Strategic plan signifies 'important time' for Quincy [Herald-Whig, 1/25/17]


Here you'll find documents relevant to the City of Quincy Strategic Planning Process. 

Background Documents

2020 GREDF Strategic Plan 2016 Branding Study 2013 Neighborhood Land Use Plan

Planning Documents

Public Meeting #2 Core Initiatives Cities, Change, and Adaptive Economies Public Meeting Baseline Presentation
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