Strategic Leadership


The City of Allen offers residents a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities and excellent municipal services. As part of maintaining these high standards, the council works with City Manager Eric Ellwanger and executive staff in the implementation of a strategic plan, which is discussed and updated annually. The strategic plan:
  • Emphasizes the priorities that are most important to the council
  • Serves as a blueprint to guide budgetary decisions and allocations

The three documents that most guide the City Council’s strategic decisions include the Strategic Plan, the Annual Budget and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Strategic Plan Priorities

  • Goal 1: Enhance neighborhood livability and safety
  • Goal 2: Cultivate regional alliances and partnerships with agencies and governmental units that affect Allen
  • Goal 3: Improve regional mobility through transportation initiatives
  • Goal 4: Signify, enhance and communicate Allen’s identity to the region and the nation
  • Goal 5: Systematically invest in public infrastructure
  • Goal 6: Maintain operational excellence in city government services
  • Goal 7: Provide economic investment that increases employment opportunity and the tax base, provides desired goods and services for residents and contributes to the community character and identity
  • Goal 8: Proactively work to protect, conserve and manage water resources