How was the Community Survey created?

    The survey was drafted by Shockey. The strengths and weaknesses questions are ones Shockey developed and have used on previous surveys, which were edited to fit Ellisville’s context.  Shockey’s draft was reviewed by the city and posted on

    Why is this project being done?

    The City of Ellisville, Missouri continues to face a changing future driven by fast-paced demographic, economic, social, and industry trends. There is a need for a community-based planning process to develop an interactive Comprehensive Plan that conveys the community’s vision for development and redevelopment for the next 20-25 years. The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic drive the need for a shorter-term Strategic Plan to best position Ellisville out of crisis and through the next several years with long-term resiliency in mind. Therefore, the project is two plans that will be aligned:

    1. Strategic Plan (3-year)

    2. Comprehensive Plan (20-year)

    Shockey will use strategic foresight so that both plans are adaptable for future changes in retail, commercial development, housing demand, population trends, public health, and innovative technologies.

    What is a Comprehensive Plan?

    The City of Ellisville, Missouri is developing a Comprehensive Plan that will serve as a guide for future land use and the basis for planning & zoning regulations, various policies, and community initiatives to be implemented by the City. The Comprehensive Plan will provide an overview of the community’s vision, goals, objectives, and policies to achieve its planned future.

    How do I submit my feedback?

    You can submit your feedback by participating in a variety of online tools, including surveys, quick polls, and discussion forums.

    How do I participate for the first time?

    • Sign up by clicking the “Sign Up” or “Register” button at the top right of any page
    • Choose a username and password
    • Answer a few questions about yourself
    • You will receive an email to validate your email address
    • Return to the website and sign in

    Why should I register?

    We ask you to register to the platform for a few reasons:

    • It promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses. 
    • We can ensure that a broader set of backgrounds and perspectives are represented in the feedback we receive. This is critical to our decision-making process.
    • You’ll receive important updates and information about new ways to participate in the planning process.

    Is my privacy protected?

    Yes! Your privacy is entirely protected, and the City will only use your email to contact you with updates specific to the Comprehensive Plan. Your email address and personal information will NOT be distributed to any third party or used for any other purpose. For more information, see the platform Privacy Policy.

    Why is Ellisville engaging residents online?

    Traditionally, the City of Ellisville, Missouri has engaged the community in face-to-face activities such as workshops, meetings, and open houses. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, opportunities for in-person engagement are limited. Online engagement gives Ellisville residents the opportunity to provide input at your own pace. This platform provides a quick, safe, and convenient way to share your thoughts and ideas on various topics that impact our community. 

    What happens to my feedback?

    Your ideas and feedback will help shape the community’s vision, goals, objectives, and policies for future resiliency in Ellisville. Our team will gather and analyze all feedback and develop reports for City staff and elected and appointed officials to consider during the development of the Comprehensive Plan.

    Who can I contact about the Elevate Ellisville Comprehensive Plan?

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City’s public outreach liaison, Gabby Danback,