Strategic Priorities


It is our pleasure to present the City of Newport News 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. This document provides a vision for the city, the mission of our city government and strategic priorities to guide the city’s resources over the next five years.

By focusing on people, places and government, the plan sets forth long term goals and operational objectives that will bring this document to life and provide a blueprint to address the issues, challenges and opportunities now and in the future.

The strategies identified in this plan are the product of multiple meetings and retreats of city leadership, City Council and staff, as well as feedback from various studies that were conducted with citizen engagement and involvement. Facilitated community sessions were held with the goal of empowering our citizens to become co-creators in the transformation taking place in our city.

The implementation of the plan will continue to move Newport News forward in achieving its vision of a diverse and prosperous waterfront city of science, technology, innovation and art where people come to together as a vibrant and inclusive community.

We want to express our appreciation to the citizens of Newport News for your input and active engagement in the development of the many community plans; to the members of City Council for your leadership; and to the shared leadership teams and city staff for your dedication and hard work.

Our future is bright, and we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.