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Get Involved!

Tiers of Engagement

Department of Planning and Community Development is leading this process and coordinating with all of the comprehensive plan stakeholders.

Ways to Engage


Community Conversations

Share your current priorities and future goals in community listening sessions with the Department of Planning and Community Development. These sessions will provide an overview of the process and a platform for your voice. 


Public Workshops

Engage with the City and fellow citizens in working sessions where you will review work developed by planning consultants and participate in workshops to create a cohesive vision, and supporting recommendations, actions, and projects for the Comprehensive Plan.


Digital Engagement

Stay tuned as we update the Comprehensive Plan website with information on the plan making process, findings from engagements, and interim work products from consultants. From time to time you will also have the opportunity to interact with engagement tools that will be made available on the website.

Phase 1

The City of Mount Vernon Adopts the Downtown Vision Report!


On January 24, 2024, the Mount Vernon City Council voted to adopt the Downtown Vision Report, which represents a significant milestone in the city's Comprehensive Plan process. Read the final report here.

Past Events
Phase 2


A Phase 2 Community Conversation of was held on November 13th, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church. Find the link to the recording below.



The first Community Conversation of Phase 2 was held on September 28th, 2023 at the Greater A.M.E. Zion Church. Find the link to the recording below.

Past Events
Phase 1


The first Community Conversation was held on January 18th, 2023 at the Doles Center



The third Community Conversation was held on February 7th, 2023 and was a virtual meeting.



The second virtual Community Conversation was held on March 18th, 2023.



The first Public Workshop was held at the Boys and Girls Club on April  25th, 2023. Find the link to the recording below.

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The Business Roundtable Community Conversation was held on April 11th, 2023. Find the link to the recording below.




The Real Estate Roundtable Community Conversation was held on June 9th, 2023. 

The second Advisory Committee Meeting was held on May 11th, 2023.



The second Public Workshop was held on June 29th, 2023.

Thank you for taking the City of Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan Survey. We are thrilled to report that a total of 393 participants took the survey. Individual responses have been tabulated and summarized in a PDF document which can be downloaded below.


We thank you for your participation!

Find Survey Findings here.

Advisory Committee

The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee was appointed by the City Council to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders that represent the breadth of those who live and work in Mount Vernon. Advisory Committee members are tasked with supporting outreach efforts and sharing information with their respective networks as well as providing critical feedback at key points throughout this process.

Advisory Committee Members

Musa Ali 

Wendy Ball-Attipoe  

Rabbi Morris Barzilai

Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy

Alexia Bernard

Elvira Castillo 

Jane Curtis

Sharnetta David

Axel Ebermann

Eveline Feldmann  

Liz Ferreira 

Precious Ferrell

Omar Fields


Amy Gelles

Dr. Dianne Gordon

Dr. Dianne Gordon

Lucia Griffin

Marcus Griffith

Dennis Hanratty 

Senora Hardy

Mary Harris 

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Joan Horton

Michael Justino                             

Mary Kingsley

Frances Lightsey

Derrick Lovett

Delores Mack                                 Andrae Mitchell

Andrea Molina

Robin Myers 

Shantia Nicholas

Erica Peterson

Rev. Steven Pogue

Gary Pretlow

Jenise Richardson

Anne Sampson

Linda Sanchez

Darryl Selsey

Tamara Stewart

Talbert Thomas

Marlene Wertheim 

Henry Wilson

Tyrae Woodson-Samuels

Amelia Zaino

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