As an element of the comprehensive Thrive 2055 planning initiative in metropolitan Chattanooga and with the vital support of the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Georgia Municipal Association, and the Georgia Cities Foundation came together to assist Chickamauga in creating a strategic vision, plan, and short-term work program to guide future growth. With support from and the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, the resulting Chickamauga Renaissance Strategic Vision and Plan (RSVP) helps to ensure that the city retains and builds on the small-town atmosphere and intense community pride that make it a great place to call home, while building on existing strengths to accommodate future growth. Chickamauga’s strategic vision and plan was created via a three-stage process: 1) public input and engagement, 2) visioning and design, and 3) the development of an implementable work program.