Strategic Plan Progress Report
Review Strategic Plan
quarterly progress report, provide guidance
Messrs. Tucker, Foley,
Ms. White, Ms. Allshouse.
May 5, 2004
In spring 2002, the Board
initiated the County’s current strategic planning process. The Board developed
the County’s Vision, Mission, and Goal Statements. Staff developed a framework
and timetable, targeted priorities, and incorporated changes suggested by the
Board at their October 2002 and January 2003 strategic planning work sessions.
This information was incorporated into the County’s 2003/2005 Strategic Plan of
Action. The Board and held their annual strategic planning retreat in September
2003 at which time the Board added a goal regarding the County’s future growth
and urbanization. The Board approved the addition of four Life Long Learning
Goals in April 2004. Twenty four strategic initiatives were funded as part of
the FY 04/05 budget on April 14. The Board receives Strategic Plan progress
reports on a quarterly basis.
2004 – March 2004 Quarterly Report
The Board’s strategic plan continues to provide
focus for the County. During the past quarter, January 2004 through March 04 the
following activities took place:
Strategic Plan Initiatives
funded as part of the FY 04/05 budget: The
Board approved $1.2 million in strategic initiatives as part of the FY 04/05
budgeting process. These initiatives include the hiring of four additional
police officers and two firefighters to ensure our public safety systems
continue to meet the demands of the growing county, funding to increase
homeownership options, and funding for additional stream monitoring and park
Approval of Life-long Learning Goals:
The Life-long learning work group completed their efforts and submitted four
goals to the Board for the County’s Lifelong Learning Strategic Direction in
April 2004, The work group was composed of representatives from Albemarle County
schools and government, UVA, Piedmont Community College, Bright Stars,
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, the Workforce Investment Board, Boys and
Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle, Jefferson Institute of Life-Long
Learning, Monticello Area Community Action Agency, Charlottesville Area school
Business Alliance, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Services, and the Chamber
of Commerce. The Board incorporated the following goals into the County’s
Strategic Plan of Action:
Create accessible opportunities for everyone in the community to learn,
ensuring all educational services meet the needs of the changing demographics
within the community.
Meet the teaching and learning needs of all citizens along an appropriate
continuum of ages and stages of development.
Ensure the education system meets the workforce preparation needs of current
and future employees and employers.
Position the County as a recognized leader in educational excellence.
Action Plan work group, slated to include representatives from many of these
agencies, will begin to work on implementing these goals in the upcoming months.
Development of “Outcome” Performance Measures:
A Strategic Plan performance measurement system is slated to be in place at the
beginning of FY 04/05. The upcoming Citizen Survey that will be conducted by
UVA’s Center for Survey Research will provide data that will be incorporated
into this system.
Communication of the Strategic Plan:
The Strategic Plan FY 03 FY 05 Plan of Action, associated documents, updates,
and the quarterly reports continue to be available to the public on the
Albemarle County’s website. A framed poster highlighting the County’s Vision,
Mission and Values has been posted in the Board’s meeting room and will be
posted at various locations throughout the County Office Building as well as the
future County Office Building on 5th Street extended in the southern
urban area of the County.
Progress on Priority Objectives:
Staff members are continuing their efforts to achieve the Plan of Action’s
priority objectives by the slated timelines. Attached for your review is the
quarterly Priority Objectives progress report, for the time period of January
2004 through March 2004.
In addition, the County’s strategic plan
framework is attached for the Board’s reference.
Staff recommends the Board review this quarterly
strategic plan progress report, and provide any additional guidance for staff at
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