On January 26, 2009, Lynnwood's Community Vision (listed above), was formally adopted by the Lynnwood City Council. Beginning in 2007, the City hosted a series of public outreach meetings where hundreds of Lynnwood residents, business owners, and other community stakeholders shared their opinions about how the city is today, what direction it should go, and what the future should look like. Over 4,000 ideas and thoughts were captured from those brainstorming sessions.
Then in 2008, a Visioning Task Force was formed. This community-lead group took those 4,000+ thoughts and ideas and formed the Vision statements listed above. The group also developed a 3-part Visioning Report Series.
In April of 2015, the City Leadership and City Council reaffirmed the Community Vision by resolution.