Steering Committee to Host Community Design Session on November 14

JOIN US! The City of Brainerd and Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will be hosting a community design session on November 14, 2018 at 617 Laurel Street in Downtown Brainerd (former Utrinkets store). Two sessions will be held in an effort to accommodate your busy schedule:

Session 1| 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2| 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Anyone who has a passion for the future of Brainerd is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Both sessions will be the same and we welcome you to stop in whenever it works for you. This is an open house-style event where you can come and go as you please.

The feedback gathered from the community design session will help shape the plan’s goals, policies, and action steps. Attendees will learn of feedback gathered from the community survey and your thoughts and comments are needed in these areas:

  • Complete various visioning and mapping exercises
  • Identify a set of values
  • Categorize a set of priorities for the future


Community Survey Responses are IN!

A community survey was available for public participation during the months of August and September. A total of 633 responses were collected. This survey particularly studied two aspects: livability and community character. The complete survey can be viewed here:

Community Survey Responses

Only interested in reading the highlights? We’ve created a summary for you so you can get straight to the findings. Click this link to learn more: Community Survey Memo.

Brainerd Community Survey Open

The City of Brainerd is looking to its residents to help craft a vision for 2035. Anyone with a passion for  Brainerd’s future is encouraged to participate. The following survey will focus on the community character and the livability of the city. The survey will be available until September 16th. Click the link below to start:

IMAGINEbrainerd Community Survey


Survey Promotion Card

Download the Hard Copy. Drop off the completed survey at City Hall by September 16th, 2018.


Welcome to the information hub of the city’s comprehensive plan update project. This will be the place where you can find project updates, timelines, feedback, reports, and photos. This plan with provide a vision for the next 15 years. It will serve as the leading policy document for the city.

This plan will be led by citizen input. We will turn to our residents to point us in the right direction and craft a plan that is uniquely fitted to our (unique) city. Join us as we begin this process.

Let’s IMAGINEBrainerd. Today, tomrorow, together.


What is a comprehensive plan?

In essence, a comprehensive plan is a shared vision for the future, and a strategic road map to reach that vision.

What is this project about?

The city is working with the community to develop a long-range plan into 2035. Your input is important to guiding and implementing this plan. Share with us YOURbrainerd.