COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

October 24, 2008 Board Strategic Plan Retreat Follow Up Activities

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Summary of the Board Retreat and Action Items

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Elliott, Davis, and Ms. Allshouse, L.

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

December 3, 2008

 

ACTION:               INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                INFORMATION:   X

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Each fall, the Board of Supervisors holds a retreat to discuss the County’s Strategic Plan progress, consider upcoming challenges and opportunities, and review County trends and citizen expectations.  This year, at the suggestion of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, the Board’s fall strategic planning activities included both a worksession on October 8 and an all day retreat on October 24, 2008 in order to provide ample time for staff presentations and Board discussions. At the October 8 worksession, staff briefed the Board on the County’s progress during FY08 toward attainment of its Strategic Plan goals as well as the County’s 2008 Community Profile. In addition, Dr. Thomas Guterbock, Director of UVA’s Center for Survey Research (CSR), provided a report to the Board on the County’s 2008 Citizen Survey’s initial findings. During the October 24th Retreat, the Board reviewed and discussed the County’s Strategic Plan progress, the County’s five year financial outlook, staff insights, and resource needs associated with the County’s priorities, and the Board provided guidance to staff.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

The Board’s fall Strategic Planning Retreat is an integral part of the County’s annual strategic planning process.

 

DISCUSSION:

At the Retreat, the Board identified which of the Plan’s Strategic Objectives could be considered complete or near complete, which ones should receive timeline adjustments, and specific resource options staff should consider during the upcoming Five Year Financial Plan worksessions. The Board also directed staff to provide it with additional information in several priority areas. Attached for the Board’s information are:

 

1)       Summary minutes of the October 24 Retreat

2)       List of the Action Items identified at the Retreat

3)       Follow up information regarding the Affordable Housing Objective Performance Data

 

CSR will provide the 2008 Citizen Survey Report to the County in December. The updated Strategic Plan document (including new timelines, updated data and trends from the Community Profile and 2008 Citizen Survey) as well as the complete 2008 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Report will be provided to the Board in January.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The annual Strategic Planning Retreat is scheduled in the fall to inform the budget process and improve the alignment of the Strategic Plan with County resources. The guidance obtained from the Board at the October 24 Retreat has been incorporated into the five year financial planning process.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board review the attached information and confirm the follow up action items identified in Attachment B.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A)     October 24 Retreat Summary Minutes (on the consent agenda for approval)

B)      Action Items identified at the Retreat

C)      Follow up Information on Affordable Housing Performance data

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