Goal Six: Increase Agility of County Government
Fairfax County strives to create a culture that makes our community an attractive location for all businesses. We recognize that to be successful, this responsibility must be shared throughout the organization. We further recognize limits to government action and the need to establish partnerships with both the private and nonprofit sectors. Governmental action requires an open dialogue with all of our residents and partners based on trust and transparency. The county’s goal is to create broad community benefit by increasing economic growth and prosperity.
6.1 Create a culture that ensures that all county employees and leaders understand that sustained economic success is a countywide business necessity and that the work our employees and leaders do has a direct impact on that success.
6.2 Continue to foster coordination and collaboration among county departments and authorities, industry groups, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and stakeholders involved in activities that affect the county’s economic success.
6.3 Work regionally with other jurisdictions on select initiatives consistent with the Strategic Plan to Facilitate the Economic Success of Fairfax County.
6.4 Ensure the skills of our county workforce are aligned with evolving land use patterns in the county, including the transition from a suburban to urban environment.
6.5 Develop a robust communication and outreach plan to inform county residents, employees, developers, and those who want to do business in or visit the county about the county’s successful programs and innovative projects.
- Promote more proactive policies and procedures on social media and alternative communication channels and technologies to reach a more diverse and younger demographic. Ensure that a dedicated social media coordinator exists to support this effort.
- Facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the many networking and development programs for young professionals to engage and determine desirable economic, social, and cultural opportunities.
6.6 Cultivate new voices.
- Increase resident engagement at all levels.
- Ensure that Boards, Authorities, and Commissions reflect the demographics of the larger community.
6.7 Develop a legislative strategy to pursue state-enabling authority to implement key actions in the plan as appropriate.