Strategic Plan

Indianola is a city on the rise! We have set our sights on higher ground and it shows in the number of new building permits, population growth, and total value of capital improvement projects.

As part of our mission statement, our goal is to make each and every citizen proud to be a part of the City of Indianola and to have those who visit, want to be part of it.

We are honored to serve our great community. It is a humbling responsibility to bring the expectations and opportunities of our city to fruition.

Our strength is our community. Indianola is growing at a pace that fits our public dynamic. A vibrant, prideful city within minutes of the Des Moines Metro - Indianola offers a small-town feel with big city vibes.

Good city planning proactively manages growth by preparing for the future and anticipating the needs of established businesses and residents. The 2020 Indianola Strategic Plan reflects the input of engaged citizens, community and business partners, elected officials, and city staff.

The City’s mission, vision, and values provided the foundation for the strategic plan and together, we developed new policies, actions, and initiatives. The result is an innovative plan that is committed to providing exceptional municipal services and city resources that balance the diverse needs of our community.

A plan is just the beginning. Our promise is that we will use this plan as our playbook; a transparent and trackable guide with an emphasis on partnership, accountability, responsive budgeting, and innovation.

We are extremely grateful for the tremendous effort put into this plan. With this plan as our guidebook, together we will advance Indianola to extraordinary heights.


Click here to view the 2020 Strategic Plan online.

Click here to download the 2020 Strategic Plan PDF document.