As a comprehensive plan prepares Story County for future growth and development, a county’s Strategic Plan helps identify and prioritize the specific projects that will assist the County to reach its ultimate destination. These projects do not happen overnight, nor are they accomplished by one person. Careful planning and consideration should be given to each. The County relies on staff, appointed officials, elected officials, community groups, and other organizations to help achieve these identified priority projects for the benefit of the entire county.
In the spring of 2023, the Story County Board of Supervisors invited leadership across all County Offices and Departments to participate in developing a new strategic plan to serve as the County’s priority and resource roadmap over the next five years. The input was gathered through a survey to identify strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses. We then met in two, half-day planning sessions to identify priorities that were aligned to the County’s mission and values. This work led us to six focus areas:
Quality of life infrastructure
Recruitment, development, and retention of Story County team members
Communication and information on services and programs
It serves as a roadmap to guide our priorities, strategic directions, and concrete goals and objectives for the Board of Supervisors and County departments. As we look ahead to the next five years these action steps will guide and inform our program and budgetary decisions. They will be the foundation for how different functions within county government work together under a shared vision, to achieve consistent and measurable progress for the benefit of all people in Story County.