City Council Strategic Planning Icon 2013The Albany City Council Strategic Plan considers both the City's Mission Statement and Vision Statement.

City Mission Statement
The City of Albany is dedicated to maintaining its small town ambience, responding to the needs of a diverse community, and providing a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment.

City Vision Statement 
The City of Albany is environmentally and fiscally strong, champions a healthy local economy, fosters safe, diverse and engaged neighborhoods, and treasures its unique waterfront.

Strategic Planning
Approximately every two years the City Council identifies strategic plan goals and metrics, from which City staff develops a work program and proposed budget. The City Council conducted a strategic planning process in 2016, to update the strategic plan and help affirm, revise and refine its vision, identify strategic issues, and develop new strategic direction, goals and objectives for the City. The Strategic Plan update was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2017.