The city of Prestonsburg has many new projects and initiatives underway. Mayor Stapleton saw the need to bring the community together and create a unified strategy for moving forward. In addition, he felt that a 5 year strategic plan would also serve to bring together a comprehensive list of initiatives in one document. The strategic plan will inform the public, establish priorities, market the community, assist in fundraising and build the volunteer base of the city and community. The planning effort was launched on February 16, 2017.