Strategic Plan Community Feedback Leads to 9 Priority Areas for the County’s Future

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After two months of community engagement and outreach that yielded more than 200,000 unique ideas, County Executive Bryan Hill and his strategic planning team presented results and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and School Board on Tuesday.

More than 1,000 people participated in meetings and focus groups, while nearly 15,000 people took an online survey to share their visions for the future of Fairfax County. This strategic planning process will set a clear, unified, community-driven vision for the next 10-20 years that aligns and integrates existing plans.

community meeting

One of five community conversations held to listen to people’s ideas for the future of the county.


Nine Priority Areas

The community feedback pointed to nine key areas that will now form the basis of the county’s strategic plan:

  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Safety and Security
  • Housing and Neighborhood Livability
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Health and Environment
  • Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
  • Self-Sufficiency for Vulnerable Populations
  • Efficient and Effective Government

In addition, five cross-cutting themes emerged from the feedback. These five areas will be applied across all nine priority areas:

  • Affordability
  • Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration and Engagement


Next Steps

Strategy teams will now work for the next seven months to explore the details and nuances of each priority area by:

  • Applying a racial and social equity lens to their work
  • Creating multiple opportunities for more engagement
  • Defining community-focused (not government-centric) outcomes
  • Using data-driven insights and evidence-based strategies
  • Identifying factors that influence each priority area (and connect to other priority areas)


More Information

Visit the strategic planning website for more information, including:

  • The full presentation featuring more survey data
  • Timeline for the process
  • Two ways to subscribe for future updates
Visit Strategic Plan Website


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