Action Plan

Action Plan

Executive Summary

In January of 2019 the Town of Rutherfordton Town Council met to formulate a set of goals to guide the Town towards the future.  The Town Council evaluated past major accomplishments, issues, organizational effectiveness, priorities, and opportunities for success as we strive for the future.  These items were then used to set specific action points, goals, and programs to guide the Town.  The specific responses of each category discussed are included in the Action Plan.

The Plan is used to establish the Town’s priorities as it undertakes new ideas or amends existing programs.  It is a proactive statement of where the Town wants to be in the future.  The Action Plan identifies key initiatives with corresponding goals to direct the Town’s actions to help achieve its overarching mission while remaining in line with its values.  The Town Council has committed to an annual review of this plan to measure progress and to update the plan to best suit the ever-evolving needs of the community.

Components of the Plan

Mission Statement

Action Plan

The Town of Rutherfordton Mission Statement describes how the community will reach its full potential and drives the action planning process. The Mission articulates and reflects the high ideals of the Town as it looks to the future.

Mission Statement

“We are a Safe, Caring, Beautiful & Vibrant Town. Businesses Thrive & Involved Citizens Take Pride in our Community”

Core Values

The Core Values of the Town describe the key attributes that are the most important to the Town Council and the Community.


  • Excellent and Cost-effective services including police, fire, and public works.
  • Long term financial stability
  • Planned growth and economic development
  • Leisure and culture activities
  • Environmentally sensible practices
  • Citizen Involvement


Action Plan Outline

The Action Plan identifies and defines key initiatives and includes corresponding goals and sub goals to direct future actions by the Town to achieve the vision of the plan and the overarching Town mission and values. The plan is broken down into five key areas:

  • Housing & Residential Development
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Development of Commercial Corridors
  • Business Development
  • Outdoor Recreation


Each of these key areas includes goals to help give shape to each topic. The goals are the specific desires of the Town Council over the next several years.

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