Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

"Be the best-managed, fiscally-responsible and appealing community and promote a community spirit of trust, respect and citizen involvement."

Cornerstones of Our Community

Lake Forest's Four Cornerstones:  Family, Education, Tradition & Philanthropy


"...The City will be known for its community responsiveness, commitment to public health and safety, sensitivity to quality of life and conservation, fiscal responsibility, and promotion of cooperation and respect among residents, businesses and government..."


FY2018 - FY2022 Strategic Plan



Annual Strategic Plan Report


Community-Wide Survey Results


FY2018 - FY2022 Strategic Plan Priority Areas

  • Fiscal Stewardship
  • Community Character, Safety and Livability
  • Environmental Sustainability, Recreation and Leisure
  • Housing Diversity and Residential Development
  • Multi-Modal Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Business and Economic Vitality

Click above to view the FY2018 - FY2022 City of Lake Forest Strategic Plan
and Annual Strategic Plan Report

Thank you to all of the residents, community stakeholders, City Council and staff who assisted in the development of the FY2018 - FY2022 Strategic Plan through participation in the Community-Wide Survey, the Community Engagement Forums and Workshops.

For questions or comments regarding the Strategic Plan, please contact the Office of the City Manager at



220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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