Strategic Vision

A well-articulated strategic vision underpins the Village's basic mission, vision, or value statements. The Village Board of Trustees is adopting a “Strategic Vision” to set the foundation for what the Village does and intends to continue to value as an organization.

High-Performing and Engaged

Burr Ridge will provide effective and efficient services focused on continuous improvement with high levels of constituent service, an engaged and supported staff, as well as accessible community engagement.

Financially-Sustainable Future

Burr Ridge will be a responsible and transparent steward of all public dollars, creating a strong financial architecture through stable and predictable planning with diverse sources of revenue.

Proactive Infrastructure Management

Burr Ridge will regularly assess the condition of its infrastructure, identify capital needs, and secure funding sources to maintain, improve, and expand its infrastructure to meet the needs of the community.

Community-Focused Development

Burr Ridge will maintain strong neighborhood standards and character and create complementary value for the community through focused residential and commercial development.

Secure and Healthy Neighborhoods

Burr Ridge will proactively protect the safety of all constituents, including identifying ways to minimize the impacts of criminal activity as well as environmental impacts on the community.

Archived Strategic Goals

Vision Statement
Burr Ridge is a high-quality suburban community with low-density neighborhoods characterized by distinctive homes in natural settings. The Village accommodates residents who seek a sense of privacy in a tranquil environment. We desire to enhance the Village’s physical beauty, keeping Burr Ridge “A Very Special Place”.
Community Goals
Community Events Identify and implement more community interest generating events (for example, Taste of Burr Ridge)
Community Events -Revenues Evaluate opportunities for community events to generate revenue
Zip Code Pursue a single zip code for the Village of Burr Ridge
Sidewalks & Pathways Create adequate funding for the continuation of the pathway system
I-55 Pedestrian Bridge Research options for a pedestrian bridge over I-55

Economic Development Goals
EDC Promotions Encourage the economic development commission to promote the village 
I-55 IDOT Sign Identify the promotional opportunity and possible cost for an IDOT-sponsored Village of Burr Ridge and/or points of interest sign on I-55
Monitor Economic
Development Plan
Establish an economic development plan progress review process; 
Attract Revenue Businesses Identify and attract revenue-generating businesses; Consider boutique restaurants, boutique shops, tech firms, healthcare centers
Full Commercial Occupancy Work toward full occupancy of retail and commercial property
Assess TCF Property Determine the best course of action for TCF Bank property

Village Finance Goals
Become Debt Free Move toward becoming debt-free with a plan to retire the police station debt.
Identify Cost Savings Identify village costs savings opportunities
Maintain Expenses Maintain comparable expenses for the next two years while continuing to provide equivalent or greater village service levels.
Diversify Village Revenues Increase and diversify village revenues, including:
  • Evaluate other community’s revenue-generating approaches; and
  • Research and pursue businesses that are appropriate for Burr Ridge industrial/business parks may be sources of revenue, such as sales taxes.
Improve Property Values Study methods for improving property values and determining an appropriate course of action

Governance Goals
Communication Strategies 
Refine the villages communication strategy/approach with residents and business owners - Consider 311 and social media expansion
Develop a formal process for On-Boarding trustees and commissioners
Through staff and board of trustees, engage other surrounding government bodies in areas of mutual benefit and cooperation and potential shared service opportunities.

Residential Goals
Evaluate Housing Evaluate the need for additional empty nester/early nester housing; Consider the image/brand of the community, and determine if there is potential builder interest.
Stormwater Facilities Maintain stormwater retention and detention areas within the village and create a plan for proper future funding of these areas.

Village Services Goals
Department Reviews
Conduct departmental reviews to evaluate the capabilities of departments to deliver needed services consistently, beginning with public works.
Performance Metrics
Develop a set of performance metrics for village services and a process to assess service outcomes.
Video Surveillance
Continue to expand the video security program, including public areas 
Service Needs
Study resident and business service needs