Coppell Vision 2030 was a major citizen-driven plan adopted in 2009 with considerable citizen and City Council input. In the intervening years, Coppell has experienced tremendous success implementing major elements of this plan.
The participatory process that the City underwent in the 12-18 months prior to the plan’s adoption in 2009 included more than 120 citizens, who met regularly in various focus groups throughout the year in a facilitated process to discuss ideas, values, and the strategic vision for the City’s growth and future. The focus groups concentrated on five key strategies: Creating Sense of Community, Creating a Special Place to Live, Commitment to Community Wellness and Enrichment, Continued Business Prosperity, and Sustainable City Government.
Since 2009, the City of Coppell has undergone many changes that have altered the environment. The city is rapidly approaching build-out and will be facing challenges associated with the redevelopment of existing spaces to accommodate future growth. Community demographics are changing in ways that are both typical of other communities and unique to Coppell. Like many communities, residents are aging and looking for ways to stay engaged within the community. The City is heavily investing in succession planning and leadership development to ensure that the next generation of leaders can build upon the foundation of the existing culture of service and excellence.
It is against this backdrop that the planning for the future of Coppell is taking place.