Hillsboro 2035 COMMUNITY PLAN
The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is our shared vision for Hillsboro’s future and a detailed action plan for working toward that collective vision. The ideas in the plan are based on input from thousands of community members in cooperation with local organizations who have agreed to share implementation responsibilities. The plan was developed by a volunteer, community-led task force representing a wide variety of interests to ensure the Vision retained a broad community focus.
The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is modeled after Hillsboro’s original award-winning visioning effort, the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan. Hillsboro 2020 served as a catalyst for a wide range of community enhancements, partnerships, and investments. The overarching goal of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is to extend that success into the future, and guide Hillsboro’s future growth and evolution through coordinated, collaborative community engagement.
Community Plan Context & Process
The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan was developed over a three-stage process. Early demographic and trend research in 2013 helped frame extensive public outreach, community conversations and input on Hillsboro’s future by over 5,000 community members. The resulting feedback was then sorted into focus area themes and referenced by teams of over 60 community volunteers and topic-area experts to create specific action proposals. Those proposals were prioritized through a community review survey, and the highly- supported actions were adopted by community partners for implementation. The Plan was adopted by City Council in August 2015.
To keep the 2035 Plan current and relevant to our changing and growing community, it is updated every five years. Similar to the original process to develop the Plan, there was an extensive six month outreach period led by a sixteen member Outreach Team. The Outreach Team engaged with nearly 4,000 community members and collected thousands of new ideas for the Plan update. Some of the ways the Outreach Team connected with the community are outlined below. In addition, 1,450 individuals completed a survey to identify their top priorities among proposed actions in the various Hillsboro 2035 focus areas.