• Location:

    Lemont, IL

  • County:

    Cook, Will and DuPage

  • Population:

    17,000

  • Project Champion:

    Senior Leadership Team

Forces of change transform strategic planning

The Village of Lemont, like many suburbs, is facing significant change. Some positive, such as a growing population and transforming retail environment; and some more challenging, like aging infrastructure and mounting financial pressures from the State. When Mayor John Egofske was elected in 2017, the time was right to revisit the strategic plan.

“We had a lot of change in the community including a new mayor and three trustees. So, we recommended building a new strategic plan,” explained George Schafer, the Village Administrator for Lemont.

“This time, I wanted to do something different and build a more comprehensive strategic plan. I also wanted to collect more data, for a couple of reasons. First, data would help the Board make the most informed decisions possible in setting their priorities and outcomes. Second, data would support staff by providing a really good foundation for moving the organization forward and propelling performance.”