Strategic Plan for Jefferson County

A strategic plan serves to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals for the betterment of the organization. A strategic plan becomes an agreement that helps keep the county accountable for outcomes and results. It allows the county to continuously assess and adapt its direction in response to ever-changing environments. 

The strategic plan will help Jefferson County focus its financial resources on the most crucial community needs. In this way, Jefferson County’s strategic plan will serve as a roadmap to move both the county and the community toward its intended vision.

The outcomes and objectives identified in the plan directly aligned and supported the development of the 2022 Jefferson County budget and will guide the work we do over the next several years.

Jefferson County's strategic plan is organized by seven outcome areas:

Thriving Communities IconCreate Safe, Healthy and Thriving Communities

Jefferson County communities are diverse and active, with access to multi-faceted services – people experience a high quality of life, are safe in their neighborhoods and are connected to a variety of amenities.
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Community Engagement IconEnhance Inclusive Community Engagement

Jefferson County recognizes, supports and enhances diversity in all forms, and intentionally seeks inclusive approaches to ensure equitable access and engage communities around issues that matter to them.
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Growth and Development IconEnsure Responsible Growth and Development

Jefferson County supports balanced growth that enhances quality of life and diverse employment opportunities, is affordable for those who live, work and play in the county, and aligns with the long-range community planning efforts.
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Natural Resources IconProtect Natural Resources and Our Environment

Jefferson County promotes environmental stewardship and open spaces by working to ensure access and responsible use, mitigating natural hazards and preserving resources for future generations.
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Facilities and Infrastructure IconStrengthen Public Facilities and Infrastructure

Jefferson County is continuously focused on enhancing infrastructure resiliency, creating versatile spaces and amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy and ensuring ease of movement within the county.
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Employer of Choice IconOperate as an Employer of Choice

Jefferson County government is invested in attracting, engaging, developing and retaining a highly motivated, caring and skilled workforce.
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Effective Services IconProvide Innovative, Equitable and Effective Services

Jefferson County government incorporates new approaches and best practices to continuously improve responsive and client-centric communication and service delivery.
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