Mission & Strategic Plan

The Board of Commissioners adopted the County 2000 Plan in 1986. The original plan identified the County's fundamental approaches to its service delivery roles, principles and priorities, and was designed to be a blueprint for the development and implementation of County policies, programs and operations. The plan was updated in 1990 and 1993. These updates substantively reinforced the original document with refinements based on emerging issues and service priorities.

 

Strategic Plan

 

 
County 2020: Washington County Strategic Plan Draft
Washington County's strategic Plan provides policy direction to the entire organization.
 

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County Organization: Council-Manager Form of Government

 

 
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Washington County's charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government, giving the five-member Board of Commissioners legislative responsibility and designating administrative authority to a Board-appointed professional County Administrator. The County's strategic plan organizes the government into five functional areas, including general government; public safety; land use, housing and transportation; health and human services; and culture, education and recreation.

Enabling plans supporting the Washington County Strategic Plan.

Enabling Plans

The County Strategic Plan is augmented by a number of "enabling plans" that operationalize the Strategic Plan and are approved by the Board of Commissioners.

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Original Washington County Strategic Plan: County 2000

Original County 2000

Adopted in 1986, County 2000 identified the fundamental approach to County service delivery. The plan was updated in 1990 and 1993.

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The Vision Action Network (VAN) is a private non-profit organization committed to the promotion and support of collaborative community-based problem solving.

Vision Action Network

As part of the next generation of strategic plan updates, the Vision Action Network was created in 2002 as a private non-profit organization committed to the promotion and support of collaborative community-based problem solving.

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