Strategic Vision and Values

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Nixa City Council have adopted the following as our Strategic Vision for 2020-2025.

Vision Statement:

"The City of Nixa will be a high-performance government creating a safe community, reliable infrastructure and sustainable economy with a vibrant atmosphere united by hometown spirit."


Values & Strategic Priorities:

  • High Performance Government: We will continue to create effective and innovative teams within the municipal organization which will use efficient processes to produce measurable and actionable results as we provide high-quality public services in a way that is clear, accountable and financially responsible, while engaging citizens and residents.
  • Safe Community: We will promote an exceptional quality of life through partnerships and proactive measures to ensure Nixa is safe, healthy, and welcoming.
  • Reliable Infrastructure: We will develop and maintain future-proof infrastructure designed to meet current needs and accommodate growth. We will provide safe, reliable and environmentally friendly services.
  • Sustainable Economy: We will help our local businesses continue to thrive and expand, while developing an atmosphere of entrepreneurship. We will engage in partnerships to create an environment which fosters the job skills and workforce required to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. We will invest in our community to attract further private investment and economic development.
  • Fun and Unique Places: We will cultivate vibrant, unique, and accessible spaces which attract and benefit residents, businesses and visitors. We will seek to add local flavor to new and existing spaces where people will want to spend time. Public spaces will offer fun and healthy recreational opportunities for all.
  • Hometown Spirit: We will engage, inform, and partner with residents, non-profits, and businesses to foster a sense of unity and inclusion across our diverse and growing community to preserve a shared sense of small-town pride and interconnection. We will invite participation in events, programs and experiences that bring us together to enhance our quality of life.

What do you think we should do specifically to act on this vision?

The Strategic Vision set by Nixa City Council lays the groundwork for our 5-year strategic plan. Now we need to define the specific action steps we should take to fulfill this vision by 2025.

To figure out what action steps we should take, we are inviting everyone to participate in a 90-day community-wide brainstorm which we are calling "Imagine Nixa."

Your input will help determine how the vision becomes reality.

City leaders want your input across the 6 forums of discussion:

Please add your comments to the discussion forums, "like" comments and ideas posted by others, or add your idea to the brainstorm!

You are NOT limited to just the discussion topics you see within the forums. Click on the "Add My Topic Idea" tab within each forum to tell us what you think we should be discussing.

Please also take the survey to tell us how we’ve been doing so far.

Please keep the conversation constructive. Be civil with your neighbors as we discuss how we can be better!

Nixa City Council have adopted the following as our Strategic Vision for 2020-2025.

Vision Statement:

"The City of Nixa will be a high-performance government creating a safe community, reliable infrastructure and sustainable economy with a vibrant atmosphere united by hometown spirit."


Values & Strategic Priorities:

  • High Performance Government: We will continue to create effective and innovative teams within the municipal organization which will use efficient processes to produce measurable and actionable results as we provide high-quality public services in a way that is clear, accountable and financially responsible, while engaging citizens and residents.
  • Safe Community: We will promote an exceptional quality of life through partnerships and proactive measures to ensure Nixa is safe, healthy, and welcoming.
  • Reliable Infrastructure: We will develop and maintain future-proof infrastructure designed to meet current needs and accommodate growth. We will provide safe, reliable and environmentally friendly services.
  • Sustainable Economy: We will help our local businesses continue to thrive and expand, while developing an atmosphere of entrepreneurship. We will engage in partnerships to create an environment which fosters the job skills and workforce required to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. We will invest in our community to attract further private investment and economic development.
  • Fun and Unique Places: We will cultivate vibrant, unique, and accessible spaces which attract and benefit residents, businesses and visitors. We will seek to add local flavor to new and existing spaces where people will want to spend time. Public spaces will offer fun and healthy recreational opportunities for all.
  • Hometown Spirit: We will engage, inform, and partner with residents, non-profits, and businesses to foster a sense of unity and inclusion across our diverse and growing community to preserve a shared sense of small-town pride and interconnection. We will invite participation in events, programs and experiences that bring us together to enhance our quality of life.

What do you think we should do specifically to act on this vision?

The Strategic Vision set by Nixa City Council lays the groundwork for our 5-year strategic plan. Now we need to define the specific action steps we should take to fulfill this vision by 2025.

To figure out what action steps we should take, we are inviting everyone to participate in a 90-day community-wide brainstorm which we are calling "Imagine Nixa."

Your input will help determine how the vision becomes reality.

City leaders want your input across the 6 forums of discussion:

Please add your comments to the discussion forums, "like" comments and ideas posted by others, or add your idea to the brainstorm!

You are NOT limited to just the discussion topics you see within the forums. Click on the "Add My Topic Idea" tab within each forum to tell us what you think we should be discussing.

Please also take the survey to tell us how we’ve been doing so far.

Please keep the conversation constructive. Be civil with your neighbors as we discuss how we can be better!

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    What is happening with property all along Crimson Ave. behind Kum and Go off Highway 14 on East edge of Nixa. I have lived in Tiffany Highlands for nearly 20 yrs and it continues to sit idle. Is it commercial or residential? And is widening of Highway 14 to Ozark going to happen?

    Dale Davis asked 2 months ago

    There is nothing currently happening on that property behind the Kum and Go on Crimson, no permit applications have been filed. It is zoned commercial and is available for future commercial development.
    The widening of 14 all the way to Ozark is still a priority for MODOT funding, but the Highway 14 widening projects (Phase 1: From 160 to Nicholas, Phase 2: From 160 past Main St to Crimson, Phase 3: From Crimson to Ozark) have been delayed by coronavirus and associated funding issues. Phase 1 should still get underway later in 2020. At this time we are not sure when the other phases would begin construction. These are all MODOT projects, therefore the City government is kind of along for the ride regarding timing. - Drew Douglas | Public Information Officer

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    Read an article in CC Headliner about rezoning property on 14 & Shangra La. Said not rezoned to commercial because it doesn’t fit into Nixa’s masterplan. 1. What is Nixa’s masterplan? This property has sat vacant since 1991? 19 years of lost commercial revenue to Nixa. Obviously no-one wants to build a home there since it’s been there that long. Will it still be there 19 years from now. 2. Knowing this masterplan might generate more brainstorming ideas as to whether this plan is good and/or working. Maybe someone has an idea about how to improve this master plan.

    Roger Johnson asked 4 months ago

    According to the current comprehensive plan (which was written in 2003 with updates in 2006, and which can be viewed on our website here), highway 14 is identified as a commercial corridor. However, City Council listened to residents in the area who did not want the property at Shangri La to be zoned commercial and council therefore decided to let that particular parcel remain zoned residential.

    As to the second part of your question, this Imagine Nixa website is intended as a way for us to gain public input for the next 20-year comprehensive plan which we will begin developing later this year, as well as serving as a public discussion forum to identify specific action steps to be included in the 5-year strategic plan which we will unveil this fall.

    We encourage anyone to take a look at the current comprehensive plan and to provide their ideas for improving and updating it here. Those ideas will then be considered as we begin the process of updating the comprehensive plan. There will also be other opportunities for public input into the comprehensive plan forthcoming. Stay tuned to the city's communications for updates about those opportunities.

    -Drew Douglas | Public Information Officer

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    Who is on the strategic planning team? Is it only the city and school district?

    Elizabeth Aley asked 5 months ago

    We have not yet determined who will be on the advisory committee. The advisory committee will be assisted and supported by city staff. If you are interested in serving on the advisory committee, please contact City Administrator Jimmy Liles at jliles@nixa.com.

    This strategic planning process is only for the City of Nixa municipal government, not the Nixa Public Schools. The school system is a separate organization and they conduct their own separate strategic planning process.

    - Drew Douglas | Public Information Officer

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    Why is it that we don’t hear anything about the Solar Farm anymore?

    Tam Donica asked 5 months ago

    It's probably true that we may not talk about the solar farm as much as we did when it was being built and when it was brand new. What would you like to know about the solar farm? I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about it.

    Here is a link to our website which has some basic information about the Nixa Solar Farm: https://www.nixa.com/departments/public-works/electric/nixa-solar-farm

    - Drew Douglas | Public Information Officer