The City Council conducts an annual strategic planning, mission, and goal setting exercise as part of the budget process. It is an important process to help align the City Council's vision for the community and to tie resources to outcomes as part of the annual budget process.
The City Council, City Management, Directors, with interaction from the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Buda Economic Development Corporation participated in a Strategic Planning Session facilitated by Mr. Lyle Sumek of Lyle Sumek Associates, Inc. Mr. Sumek's plan included interviews, leadership and strategic planning, and program outcomes. The 2021 session was a more extensive training and planning session with detailed activities, definitive results, and expected outcomes. Mr. Sumek prepared a Governance Guide, Strategic Plan, Executive Summary, Action Agenda, Leader’s Guide, and a Plan in Brief for Council and staff. The adopted plan takes the City well into the future.