In 1996, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors formed the Gloucester 350 Strategic Planning Committee. The purpose of the committee was to involve Gloucester citizens in a long range strategic planning effort. Ten sub-committees were established (Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Finance, Information and Telecommunications, Public Safety, Tourism and Recreation, Transportation, Utilities, and Youth and Seniors) and the committee developed the following vision statement:
In the year 2018... the committee envisions a Gloucester County which retains its attractive rural and village qualities, maintains the interdependence of residential and commercial uses by sound sensible development, and manages its resources by investing in a strong economic future while developing job opportunities for residents.
The committee envisions a Gloucester County with a responsible government that provides sustainable, quality education and recreational programs and which supports public safety demands and the special needs of the community, while firmly establishing itself as an enviable place to live and visit.
More than 75 citizens, business people and county staff worked collaboratively on the strategic planning process over the next two years resulting in a final report that was presented to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors in May 1998 (Reference: 350 Strategic Plan 1998).
In 2000, the Department of Community Education was asked to work with county and agency staff to compile a progress report on the county's efforts to address the recommendations from the Gloucester 350 Strategic Plan adopted by the board in 1998. (Reference: Strategic Plan Progress Chart 2000).
During 2010, another progress report was compiled and presented to the Gloucester Board of Supervisors in 2011. (Reference: Strategic Plan Progress Update 2011 and Strategic Plan Highest Rankings 2011).
For further information about the strategic plan reports and updates, please contact the Gloucester Department of Community Education at 693-5730 or Christi Lewis at email@example.com.
350 Strategic Plan 1998
Strategic Plan Progress Chart 2000
Strategic Plan Progress Update 2011
Strategic Plan Progress Update 2011 Compiled Rankings
Strategic Plan Progress Update 2011 Highest Rankings