In 2018, the City Council participated in strategic planning sessions and adopted an updated City strategic plan which includes the following goals. These goals continue to help guide the decision making of the City Council as they plan for the future of Waukesha:
Safe and Secure
Well-Planned, Sustainable, and Environmentally Sensitive
Economically Strong and Diverse
Vibrant Neighborhoods and Business Areas
Civic, Cultural, and Recreational Center for the Region
"We are dedicated to enhancing the community's quality of life through efficient, effective, and responsive government"