At the end of March 2018, Guadalupe County chose to take on its first ever strategic plan.
What is a strategic plan?
A strategic plan is a long-term planning tool which details county needs and policy priorities now and into the future. It serves as a roadmap for County officials and leaders, directing efforts and resources towards projects and initiatives which align with the community’s goals and vision for the future.
Why is it important?
Guadalupe County continues to rank as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Due to its high quality of life and strategic location within Central Texas, Guadalupe County can expect this population growth to continue and this may present the community with a variety of opportunities and challenges. The responsibilities of county government, while limited in scope, continue to be wide-ranging and essential to maintaining public health, safety, and general welfare. Guadalupe County will play a key role in addressing increased service demands and development needs throughout the County.
What is Guiding Guadalupe County?
Guiding Guadalupe County is the name of the County’s strategic plan and associated efforts. Over the next few months, the project’s consultant team, comprised of city planners, economic development specialists, and policy experts, will be meeting with county residents, county department heads, and other stakeholders to gather input for the plan. The consultant team will also be conducting its own demographic and economic research and analysis to help project future county needs.
The plan will include:
- Demographic and Economic Projections
- Regional Transportation and Economic Assessment
- Overview of County Services and Needs
- Community Input and Priorities
Completion of the plan is set for early August.