County renews focus on strategic plan

Aug 14, 2019 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

Another effort is underway in Washington County to establish a Strategic Plan for the future. A seven-member team will launch the initiative.

According to a presentation to commissioners last week by County Manager Curtis Potter, the county’s most recent strategic planning tool was adopted in 2006 in the form of an Economic Development Presentation crafted by then-county manager David Peoples. The 20-year vision evaporated shortly afterward with the impact of recession in 2007.

In 2014, Potter said, another attempt was launched, this time with a broader scope and a shorter time horizon of three to five years. Commissioners reviewed a presentation in Fall 2016, but no elements of the plan were implemented.

Potter described the fruits of that effort as “stale and in need of comprehensive revision or replacement.”

Following Potter’s presentation last week, commissioners authorized the formation of an exploratory committee Strategic Planning Team to begin examining the details of a new plan...

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