Washington County’s Strategic Plan, which was last updated by the Board in the 1990s, is a guiding document that identifies service delivery roles, organizational principles and priorities for the Washington County government. The Board of County Commissioners is currently engaged in a Strategic Update process to align the plan with a unifying vision called “One Washington County.”
In four years' time, after the County has implemented foundational systems improvements, a more extensive update to the Strategic Plan is anticipated. These foundational improvements – a process Washington County calls “Design the Future” – include adopting a first-ever capital improvement plan, modernizing its resource management tool and other critical projects.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners is looking to the public for input about the draft Strategic Plan Update. A brief online questionnaire will be available until February 16 for comments from the community.
History of the Strategic Plan
1986 - Original County 2000 Strategic Plan adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. This plan identified service delivery roles, principles and priorities for the organization.
Early 1990s - The Board adopted minor adjustments in the early 1990s, after a two-year review process and public hearings. The 1993-94 version was the last time the Board officially changed the Strategic Plan.
2005-2010 - The Board sought to condense the Strategic Plan from 60 to 17 pages and make minor updates. This shorter working draft was shared on the County web and a brief public input period followed. The working draft was not formally adopted.
Now - The Board is developing an update to the adopted Strategic Plan with changes to align to One Washington County language. Public input will be sought from Jan. 30 to Feb. 14. In four-years' time, after the County has implemented foundational systems improvements, a more extensive update to the Strategic Plan is anticipated.
2028 - The Board’s target date for launching a comprehensive review of Washington County’s Strategic Plan, including a community vision.
Process So Far
The Board of County commissioners conducted facilitated discussions of the Strategic Update during the Board’s Roundtable meetings throughout the fall of 2023. Agendas, supporting documents and full audio files of these Roundtables can be found here: