Podcast: Strategic Plan and What it Means for Residents and County Government Operations
On the current edition of the "County Conversation" podcast , host Jim Person talks with Aimee Brobst, countywide strategic plan coordinator, about the Fairfax County Strategic Plan, what it is, and what it means to both residents of the county as well as the county government operation itself.
After pausing for a year due to COVID-19 in 2020 – which followed more than a year of work, engagement, development and refinement in 2019 – County Executive Bryan Hill presented a first-ever countywide strategic plan to the Board of Supervisors in February 2021.
The proposed plan:
Sets a clear, unified, community-driven vision for the next 10-20 years.
Aligns and integrates existing issue- and department-specific plans.
Provides a tool for focusing and prioritizing initiatives over the next 3-5 years.
Aims to communicate progress on achieving measurable outcomes to all stakeholders.
"We historically have been a very well managed county. But I think that there's very much an interest in looking at our work more holistically and being able to set priorities within and to be able to communicate the rationale behind those decisions in a way that everyone can understand."