COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

FY 07 – FY 10 Strategic Plan Worksession #2

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Follow up on strategic priorities included in Community Development Work Plan, if necessary, and obtain further guidance regarding the FY 07 -10 Transportation and Education strategic priorities

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, White, Davis, Graham, Allshouse

 

LEGAL REVIEW:      Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 8, 2006

 

ACTION:        X                          INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

        ACTION:                            INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

On September 9, 2005, the Board initiated the County’s FY 07 – FY10 strategic plan.  The Board 1) reviewed the County’s Vision and Mission statements, 2) identified five goals for inclusion in the FY 07 – FY 10 Strategic Plan, and 3) identified and voted on top priorities for this time period. 

 

On November 2, 2005, the Board reviewed the written report outlining the results of the retreat and made several suggestions to further clarify their statements for staff.  On December 6, the Board received an updated Executive Summary that included the recommendations made by the Board during their November 2nd meeting.

 

To finalize the upcoming Strategic Plan, staff has scheduled work sessions with the Board to provide additional analysis on the priority issues and to receive more specified direction as necessary. The intended result is for each of the FY 07 – FY 10 Strategic Plan objective statements to be clear, actionable, and results-oriented to best focus and drive staff’s strategic efforts in the years ahead.

 

On January 11, a work session was held to review this Strategic Plan development process and to review staff’s analysis of the conservation easements priority. The Board approved a more specific objective statement regarding conservation easements at that time:

 

            By June 30, 2010, increase the total combined acreage in permanent conservation easements and qualifying

            public parkland by 30,000* additional acres (50%) using public and private means.

 

            *Exact acreage goal may be adjusted upon verification of the County’s current (as of January 1, 2006) conservation

             easement acreage totals.

 

Further, the Board directed staff to:  1) identify the source of conservation easements as performance reports are brought forward to the Board and 2) send letters to partner agencies informing them of the Board’s decision regarding this specific objective.

 

On February 1, staff received additional direction from the Board during the work session regarding Community Development’s work plan

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Development of the FY 07 – FY 10 Strategic Plan

 

DISCUSSION:

 For today’s work session, staff prepared white papers and seeks additional clarity regarding the following Board priorities:

 

Goal:  Develop Infrastructure

 

Priority:  Over the next four years, accelerate two regional and two local transportation projects that would not have occurred without extra efforts in addition to the Meadowcreek Parkway

 

Goal:  Enhance Quality of Life

 

            Priority:  Commit to having an education system that is among the best in the state and nation

 

In addition, time will be reserved during the worksession to confirm any potential strategic plan impacts/changes that the Board may request as a result of the Community Development’s work plan worksession item on February 1. Additional work sessions will be scheduled in the following months for the Board to have the opportunity to review staff work on the remaining priority items. After the strategic plan work sessions are completed, the draft strategic plan is slated to be completed in May. There will be a 30 day public review period prior to the Board considering the plan for approval in July 2006.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The Strategic Planning Retreats are held in the fall of each year so that the results of the Retreat are obtained prior to the development of the County’s recommended budget. Since we are in the last year of the current plan and are preparing the FY 07 – FY 10 plan, the Board’s identified priorities will provide direction during this budget cycle.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board review the attached “white papers” and provide direction to staff regarding the transportation and education priorities during the worksession.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Updated Retreat Results

Attachment B - Transportation priority “white paper”

Attachment C – Education priority “white paper”

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