Commerce approves strategic plan

Commerce – The Commerce City Council approves a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide the city for the next 20 years.

The working document reflects the thinking of council members, responses of Commerce citizens and directors of city departments.

City Manager Dion Miller and council members held a retreat on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on April 18 to create the plan, which highlights four overall goals. Maintain service levels, repair streets and update infrastructure, revitalize downtown and retail areas, and maintain communication with leaders of major institutions.

To obtain these goals, the city plans later this year to establish a pavement management index following completion of its current drainage study. They'll also this summer begin pursuing options toward funding for revitalization of Downtown; and as early as next month, the Mayor and City Manager plan on holding their first of several either monthly or bi-monthly meeting with local leaders from the Economic Development Corporation, Commerce ISD, Chamber and A&M-Commerce.