The meetings will be held from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, November 17th (Huguenot Volunteer Fire Dept, 1959 Urbine Road) and Thursday, November 19th (Pocahontas Landmark Center, 4290 Anderson Highway).
The meetings will be open house style where citizens may come and go at their convenience. Staff will be on hand to discuss the various draft goals and priorities of the plan. Citizens will be able to give comments and feedback directly to the staff on hand or may leave anonymous comment cards. Anyone interested in viewing the plan or giving feedback that is not able to attend may view the draft plan at http://www.powhatanva.gov/1767/2020-Vision-Strategic-Plan and submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a voicemail at (804) 598-3639. Staff will compile the feedback received and present it to the Board at a later date for consideration as they finalize and adopt the plan.
The Plan envisions a desired future for the County complete with a new vision statement, mission statement, five strategic goals with supporting objectives, strategies to implement the objectives and success indicators to measure progress. The plan will be used as a guiding document by the Board, staff and citizens for many important decisions for the County’s immediate and long-term future, including budget and spending prioritization, capital planning and evaluating land-use cases such as rezoning’s.
The VISION of the plan is “We are a vibrant Community that loves its relaxed rural lifestyle and is proud of its excellent Public Services. We are located at the edge of the metropolitan area with urban amenities close at hand. We are a place where Business can prosper and the Stars are visible at night.” The MISSION of the plan is “To provide excellent public services in an efficient, effective and accountable manner, and to defend the rights and freedoms of our citizens.” The plan breaks the Vision and Mission down into five overall GOALS which are Rural Lifestyle, Excellent Public Services, Efficient and Effective Stewards of Finances, Economic Development and Excellent County Workforce. These goals are then broken down into individual Objectives, Strategies and Measures which detail how the goals may be realized and how progress towards each of them is measured. The draft plan can be viewed in full at http://www.powhatanva.gov/1767/2020-Vision-Strategic-Plan..