C O M M U N I T Y   F E E D B A C K

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen have worked to develop a new framework for the Town’s Strategic Plan. This includes a Vision Statement and seven Critical Success Factors. The Success Factors are aspirational--things that need to happen in order for the Town to attain its vision for the future. We need to know if you think we're on track with the priorities they set for the town for the next 10 years. You can provide feedback by completing this survey or attending a community meeting at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 28, or at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29. Thank you for your help.

* 1. VISION:

Farragut – a home; a destination; a connected community that lives closer and goes further.

What does it mean to you to “live closer and go further”?

* 2. What's your vision of Farragut?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Providing Excellent Parks, Recreation, Cultural Amenities & Programs

Farragut’s expanded parks allow for a variety of experiences for visitors and residents. The Town provides events, programs, and cultural activities that support tourism and enhance a sense of community. The Town’s neighborhoods are connected by greenways and sidewalks to commercial activity hubs and parks.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Providing Excellent Parks, Recreation, Cultural Amenities &amp; Programs</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Farragut’s expanded parks allow for a variety of experiences for visitors and residents. The Town provides events, programs, and cultural activities that support tourism and enhance a sense of community. The Town’s neighborhoods are connected by greenways and sidewalks to commercial activity hubs and parks.</span>

* 3. Do you participate in Town community events? What do you enjoy most?

* 4. Do you use the Town’s greenways and parks? If so, what do you enjoy the most about them?

* 5. Is there a new program or event you would like to see in the Town?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Building & Maintaining the Town’s Infrastructure & Assets

The Town of Farragut has established a safe transportation network for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles. The stormwater system is reliable and well maintained and the Town has the equipment it requires to meet the needs of a growing community. The Town’s investment in technology, parks, and buildings is cared for through proper maintenance and improvements.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Building &amp; Maintaining the Town’s Infrastructure &amp; Assets</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">The Town of Farragut has established a safe transportation network for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles. The stormwater system is reliable and well maintained and the Town has the equipment it requires to meet the needs of a growing community. The Town’s investment in technology, parks, and buildings is cared for through proper maintenance and improvements.</span>

* 6. Are there specific infrastructure initiatives that you believe the Town needs to pursue?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Enhancing the Town’s Financial Position

Strong fiscal leadership has enabled the Town to maintain its excellent financial position. Expanded retail opportunities and additional revenue sources will support important programs and services. The Town actively pursues grants and sponsorships to maintain and support programs and assets and sets goals, establishes benchmarks, and utilizes best practices to fund priority initiatives.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;"><br></span><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;"><br></span></em></strong><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Enhancing the Town’s Financial Position</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Strong fiscal leadership has enabled the Town to maintain its excellent financial position. Expanded retail opportunities and additional revenue sources will support important programs and services. The Town actively pursues grants and sponsorships to maintain and support programs and assets and sets goals, establishes benchmarks, and utilizes best practices to fund priority initiatives.</span>

* 7. The Town’s strong sales tax base allows residents to own homes without paying property taxes for Town services.  How does that factor in to your decision to move to/stay in Farragut?

* 8. Historically, the Town pays for projects by saving over time. Are there any park, road or beautification projects that should be accelerated by borrowing money? 

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Regional Leadership & Collaboration

The Town of Farragut sets an example for local government leadership and excellence by cultivating relationships with regional partners to ensure it is at the forefront of innovation, process, and service delivery. The Town advocates for its interests and the future of the region by participating in decision making with other governmental and non-governmental entities.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Regional Leadership &amp; Collaboration</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">The Town of Farragut sets an example for local government leadership and excellence by cultivating relationships with regional partners to ensure it is at the forefront of innovation, process, and service delivery. The Town advocates for its interests and the future of the region by participating in decision making with other governmental and non-governmental entities.</span>

* 9. What does regional leadership and collaboration mean to you?

* 10. What regional partners (i.e., Knox County, First Utility District, Innovation Valley) would you like the Town to engage with?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Advancing a High-Quality Built Environment

The Town ensures a high-quality built environment through deliberate formal planning and community engagement, incentivizing innovation, and promoting design before engineering.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Advancing a High-Quality Built Environment</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">The Town ensures a high-quality built environment through deliberate formal planning and community engagement, incentivizing innovation, and promoting design before engineering.</span>

* 11. How do the Town’s various master plans help guide future development?

* 12. What type of development are you interested in seeing in Farragut?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Supporting & Caring for a Committed Workforce

The Town recognizes that excellent service delivery happens through its dedicated and committed workforce. The Town is a model employer that attracts talent and provides competitive compensation and benefits as well as ongoing training and professional development. The Town encourages innovation and cost saving and has appropriate staffing levels to meet growth and service level expectations.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Supporting &amp; Caring for a Committed Workforce</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">The Town recognizes that excellent service delivery happens through its dedicated and committed workforce. The Town is a model employer that attracts talent and provides competitive compensation and benefits as well as ongoing training and professional development. The Town encourages innovation and cost saving and has appropriate staffing levels to meet growth and service level expectations.</span>

* 13. As a consumer of Town services, what do you believe the Town does well?

* 14. As a consumer of Town services, what would you like to see the Town do differently or improve upon?

* 15. Do you have any examples of receiving excellent, friendly service from Town staff?

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:

Promoting a Convenient Retail & Services Destination

Farragut is known for family entertainment venues, vibrant commercial centers, neighborhood activity hubs, high building maintenance standards, and collaborating with strategic partners to promote business development. Farragut’s Town Center is a result of a bold vision and effective public-private partnerships.

<strong><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR:</span></strong><br><br><em><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Promoting a Convenient Retail &amp; Services Destination</span></em><br><br><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 18pt;">Farragut is known for family entertainment venues, vibrant commercial centers, neighborhood activity hubs, high building maintenance standards, and collaborating with strategic partners to promote business development. Farragut’s Town Center is a result of a bold vision and effective public-private partnerships.</span>

* 16. What new family entertainment venue would you like to see in Farragut?

* 17. Do you think being a convenient retail and services destination is important to supporting the quality programs, services and amenities the Town provides?

* 18. What are the qualities of Farragut that you most value?

* 19. How important is a vibrant Town Center to the future of Farragut, and why?

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