Richton Park's Strategic Plan

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The Village of Richton Park strives to be a premier community in the southern suburbs. It is committed to providing a safe, residential and business-friendly environment, excellent schools, and a responsive government that makes Richton Park the place where people want to live, work, and play.

Establishing clear direction is one of the most important duties of a duly elected Board of Trustees. In fact, many governance scholars say that it is the first responsibility of any sitting Board. The Village of Richton Park Board of Trustees understands the significance of this responsibility and has directed the administration to engage the entire Village of Richton Park in a Strategic Planning process. The Board commissioned a series of Strategic Planning Focus Group meetings facilitated by Jeff Cohn, Brave Dialogues, to establish a clear action plan for the Richton Park community for the next five-year period beginning in 2020 through 2025. The following provides an executive summary of the process, results, and ensuing timeline for the established goals.

Economic Development: 

Expand economic development opportunities in strategic locations in Richton Park that improve shopping and entertainment options, local job opportunities and Village fiscal capacity.

Financial Stability:

Stabilize and strengthen all financial positions of the Village of Richton Park. 


To maintain and improve the existing infrastructure that is safe and reliable for our residents, businesses, and community partners. 

Public Safety: 

To enhance and expand Village of Richton Park public safety services throughout the community.

Marketing/Public Relations: 

Make the Village of Richton Park a premier community through increased brand recognition and strategic marketing.