A Year in Review and a Look Forward
A note from Mayor Kristie Melendez
Welcome to Windsor’s first annual report. Within these pages, you’ll find highlights from 2016, as well as a look to what’s in store for Windsor’s future.
Early on in 2016, we spent time with our community to complete two forward-thinking documents: the 2016-18 Strategic Plan and the Comprehensive Plan. Developed by the Town Board and based on community feedback, the Strategic Plan provides the vision for our efforts over the next two years.
The Town Board, Planning Commission and Windsor staff also completed an update to the Comprehensive Plan. This document will guide growth and development for the next 15-20 years. The Comprehensive Plan has proven to be invaluable in governing decisions as Windsor continues to experience unprecedented growth and development.
Several major community-driven capital projects were completed in 2016: the Community Recreation Center’s expansion opened in October and the Railroad Quiet Zone went into effect shortly before the New Year.
Next on the agenda is the Public Works Service Facility, which broke ground in October, and the future of Windsor water resources.
There are many other exciting projects, events and initiatives coming in 2017, several of which are highlighted in this publication.
I want to offer my gratitude to our Town of Windsor employees. We could not have accomplished all that we did in 2016 and all we aim to do in 2017 without their hard work. While all of our staff members make a significant contribution to the smooth operation of our town, a select few have been recognized for going above and beyond.
Despite the rapid growth we’re experiencing, Windsor continues to maintain the small-town feel we all know and love. I believe this is because we’ve stayed true to our core values, with a particular focus on building and maintaining relationships.
I invite you to stay connected to all things Windsor by subscribing to our news, calendar and traffic alerts; joining us on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor; or by volunteering for any of our boards and commissions.
Thank you for helping keep Windsor a great place to live, work and play.