City of Fernley Strategic Plan 2021-2026
The strategic plan development process included multiple activities to gather perspectives and thoughts from a broad section of community stakeholders. The information gathered in the strategic plan development process was used to develop a community vision, mission for the city organization, values, and goals and strategies to work toward the community vision.
• Livable Community
• Connected and Engaged
• Progress Through Partnership
• Robust Municipal Services
Click here for a PDF copy of the City of Fernley Strategic Plan 2021-2026.
The City of Fernley was incorporated in 2001. Since incorporation, the population has more than doubled, becoming a thriving community of greater than 20,000 residents.
The City’s population is projected to increase over the next 20 years to approximately 40,000 residents. This growth would occur in the context of fundamental shifts in the demographic and economic characteristics of the Reno/Sparks, Carson City, and Fernley/Lyon County region. Increased demand in the region for space by industry, including manufacturing, distribution, and technology, will bring significant employment opportunities. With a large supply of industrial land to accommodate new industry, Fernley will become home to many more jobs. This will drive demand for increased diversity of the housing stock.
As Fernley transitions from primarily a residential community to a balanced residential and commercial community, a critical interest is to do so in a way that is sensitive to the current character of the community. To ensure growth is sensitive to the character of the community, the City of Fernley has developed a strategic plan for 2021-2026.
The strategic plan will:
• Guide the City as it transitions from a bedroom community to a mixed residential and commercial community
• Be sensitive to the current character of the community as transition occurs
• Ensure the city government has the capacity to fulfill its roles for the community
By using the findings of the City of Fernley strategic plan, the City Manager and the Finance Department will develop guidelines for the managing for results approach that integrates existing management systems with improved information on program performance.
If you have any questions or comments about the strategic plan email the City Manager's Office at 775-784-9851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.