County Strategic Plan

The Board of County Commissioners first approved a Strategic Plan to guide the direction of Douglas County in 2008.  Since then, the plan has been updated from time to time as priorities and initiatives are modified and/or completed.  The plan was last updated on February 6, 2015.  The County is utilizing the services of the Reno-based consulting firm, OnStrategy, to assist with this update of the plan.  On February 6, 2017, the Board of Commissioners held a Strategic Planning workshop.  It included members of the public, staff, elected officials and town managers. The group spent the day discussing the County's possible strategic direction, vision and priorities for the next five years to be incorporated in Douglas County's Strategic Plan.  At the conclusion of the day there was consensus about the top priorities for the update of the plan.

On February 28, 2017, elected officials, town managers and department directors were invited to a half-day session to craft strategic initiatives responsive to the strategic intent and degrees of shift that were expressed at the workshop and through a citizen survey that was online prior to the workshop.  The initial draft of the plan was presented to the Board at its March 16, 2017, meeting.  The Board confirmed the Strategic Priorities of Infrastructure; Organizational Sustainability; Financial Stability; Economic Vitality; Safe Community; and Natural Resources, Culture & Quality of Life.  Public response to the on-line survey confirmed, in all categories, that the majority of respondents either agreed, or slightly agreed, that these are the right priorities for the County.

The plan was then completed.  The link directly below is the agenda item and final plan for the Board's consideration at its April 20, 2017 meeting.

FY18-22 Strategic Plan - Final Draft

Past Strategic Plan 

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