Jefferson County Strategic Plan

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 our 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.

Jefferson County is working on its strategic plan for 2022 and beyond.

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

The plan is organized by seven proposed outcome areas:

  • Create 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.
  • Enhance Inclusive Community Engagement
    Jefferson County recognizes, supports, and enhances diversity in all forms, and intentionally seeks inclusive approaches to ensure equitable access and engaged communities around issues that matter to them.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Protect 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.
  • Strengthen 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.
  • Operate as an Employer of Choice
    Jefferson County government is invested in attracting, developing, and retaining a highly motivated, engaged and skilled and service focused workforce that reflects the county’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide Innovative, Equitable and Effective Services
    Jefferson County government incorporates new approaches and best practices to continuously improve responsive communication and service delivery.

The county is working to finalize the strategic outcomes based on the feedback we received. This site will be updated regularly with quarterly metrics and other measures. Please continue to check back for the latest information. 

See the current timeline below (select this link or the image to see a larger version):

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Feedback and Input on the Strategic Plan

In order to define our strategic plan, the county held formal feedback sessions with the community, business and nonprofit groups, county elected and appointed officials and county employees to provide their input on the proposed strategic outcomes.
Illustrations showing synopsis of feedback below. Select these links or the images below to see a larger version: Stakeholder feedbackCommunity Feedback

Jefferson County Strategic Plan, Stakeholder Feedback Illustration (image)
Jefferson County Strategic Plan, Community Feedback Illustration (image)

For those that were able to attend the feedback sessions in April, thank you for your time and input into this plan. The next community engagement sessions are being planned for sometime in the first quarter of 2022. More information to come once those are scheduled.