Midland has experienced incredible growth in recent years, increasing the number of residents and employment opportunities while also straining local resources in education, health and wellness, housing, infrastructure, and quality of place.
In response to these challenges, Midland-area elected officials, community leaders, and stakeholders met on numerous occasions for nearly a year to identify responsive strategies and initiatives, which are embodied in this Roadmap for the future. Working groups met regularly to share information, identify needs and resource gaps, and strategically develop ideas for future direction in the five topic areas: education, health and wellness, housing, infrastructure, and quality of place. Through these working groups, stakeholder meetings, and leadership of the steering committee, nearly 750 people have attended a Priority Midland event, and approximately 135 people have participated in a core working group session to develop a series of objectives, strategies, and initiatives that address some of Midland’s most pressing issues.
This Roadmap is reflective of the time, effort, and hard work of many people, and we are excited to share it with you. We look forward to its evolution over time as initiatives are achieved and evolve in response to community needs. Together we will continue to build Midland into its full potential.