Council goals and legislative priorities

Each year the Rosemount City Council meets in sessions dedicated to discussion of long-term issues of significance to the community and to set a vision. The discussion results in the adoption of explicit goals and initiatives that guide the work of City staff and the Council itself to prioritize work flow, budgeting decisions, and objectives. The City Council approved its 2019-20 goals in early 2019.

The City Council also approved an list of legislative priorities that it supports during the 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature. [Read the 2019 legislative priorities.]

Grow Rosemount – Encourage Business Growth and Address Public Amenity Needs


  • AGGRESSIVELY pursue retail and commercial opportunities in existing and future development areas.
  • CONTINUE partnership with third party retail marketer to increase successes in business attraction efforts.
  • EXPAND housing, business, and employment opportunities City-wide, with emphasis on commencing Phase 1 at UMore Park, as well as opportunities in the Business Park.
  • FINALIZE assessment of the community’s recreational amenity needs and pursue projects accordingly, including the completion of previously scheduled park improvements.
  • RESPOND to and consider implementation of the Municipal Facility Needs Assessment for future public facility needs.

Engage the Public – Increase Civic Engagement Initiatives


  • ENHANCE the City’s marketing and social media efforts, including consideration of branding strategies to better promote and engage all stakeholders with accurate information.
  • EXPAND upon existing engagement efforts (OpenGov, social media, etc.) and pursue additional technologies and best practices.
  • INTRODUCE new opportunities to engage with all residents, including monthly Council open houses and other “pop-up” outreach efforts.
  • OUTREACH to neighborhood associations, faith groups, and other opinion leaders to ensure City communications / strategies remain relevant.

Develop the Organization – Attract, Retain, and Grow Employees


  • BUILD a highly skilled workforce by providing professional development and training opportunities to staff.
  • UTILIZE technology and partnerships to improve efficiencies and workloads.
  • COMPLETE annual employee reviews to include discussions of employee growth and development goals.
  • PURSUE succession planning and positional mentorship across all departments, specifically in areas of expected change.