Strategic Plan


Irvington Development Organization
2013 – 2018 Strategic Plan

Irvington Development Organization: working for the benefit of Irvington by cultivating positive business development, promoting the unique character of our neighborhood and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors.

  • Define and prioritize development zones beyond Washington Street corridor to determine which economic development opportunities provide greatest benefit to all of Irvington.
  • Establish IDO as effective resource for current and potential business owners in Irvington.
  • Support beautification efforts to make Irvington a destination for residents, businesses and visitors.
  • Improve fiscal health of IDO by developing and monitoring financial indicators for the organization.
  • Diversify funding sources for IDO with an emphasis on earned income opportunities.
  • IDO will assume a leading voice, in partnership with others, in promoting Irvington events and news to residents and visitors.
  • Promote Irvington as a cultural destination.
  • Develop and nurture the IDO brand to distinguish our identity and enhance our credibility.
  • Build a formalized volunteer program to support staffing needs and to raise awareness in the community.
  • Grow, develop and institutionalize Board.
  • Streamline committee structure to create synergy, eliminate silo mentality and encourage broader community participation.
  • Maintain staff and supplement staffing capacity through internship program.


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