Vision Statement and Guiding Principles

Vision Statement and Guiding Principles for 2044

Map of Kirkland's land use

The purpose of a Vision Statement is to reflect the community’s collective vision, values, and aspirations for how the city should grow and evolve over the next 20 years. The Guiding Principles express the key fundamental goals, or priorities, for guiding growth and development in Kirkland contained in the elements of the Comprehensive Plan.

Together, both the revised Vision Statement and Guiding Principles express the values we want to be like now and in the future, a livable, welcoming, sustainable, resilient, and connected community, and set the priorities for the general Elements of the Comprehensive Plan.

The draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles have been revised for the year 2044 following input from several community engagement activities:

  • City Hall for All events in September 2022 and September 2023;
  • A 2044 Community Survey;
  • A virtual visioning event held in January 2023;
  • Community engagement for each Element; and
  • Priorities in the City’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Roadmap document.  



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During 2022-2023 the City of Kirkland held many community engagement events related to the 2044 Comprehensive Plan update. Below are the draft 2044 Vision Statement and Guiding Principles that will be used to update the General Element goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan and other documents.

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