County Strategic Plan

The Board of County Commissioners first approved a Strategic Plan to guide the direction of the 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 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 top priorities for the update of the plan which included: infrastructure, organizational stability, and financial stability. Additional areas discussed for the Strategic Plan were: economic vitality; safe community; natural resources, culture and quality of life; and managed growth.

On February 28, 2017, elected officials, town managers and department directors were invited to a half-day session to craft strategic initiatives responsive to strategic intent and degrees of shift that were expressed at the workshop and through a citizen survey that was online prior to the workshop.

At the workshop the Board expressed a desire to see the plan prior to beginning of the FY 2017/18 budget review process at the end of March. The initial draft of the plan is attached for the Board’s review and direction regarding modifications or additions of strategic initiatives to be included in the final plan.

Current Draft Strategic Plan

Past Strategic Plan 



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