Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Morris County Freeholder Deputy Director Christine Myers recently spoke about the county’s new Strategic Plan that is being developed by the Board of Freeholders that will develop key goals and guiding principles for county government over the next decade.
“Morris County has long been one of the best places in America to live, work and raise a family. It would be easy to become a bit complacent and assume that our good fortune will just continue,’’ said Freeholder Myers, who is spearheading the Strategic Master Plan effort.
“Just as you have to prepare for a changing future at home and in your business lives, we in county government also have to plan for a changing future and then execute a new plan,’’ Freeholder Myers added.
Listen to her comments made at the Jan. 5 county government annual meeting.
The Strategic Plan process is thoroughly reviewing all aspects of county government and its connections to our residents, local governments, nonprofits, and the education and business communities.
Meetings have been held with select focus groups to discuss Public Safety and Quality of Life issues, and meetings also have been held with mayors and municipal administrators or managers from the county’s 39 towns.
In addition, the county held a public forum in December to discuss the effort, and asked county residents to take a survey to help in identifying priority items. Nearly 1,300 responses were received.
After all of the data has been analyzed, thoroughly reviewed and discussed, the steering committee and freeholders will create a priority list of strategic initiatives that will be implemented in the coming years.
The goal is to ensure a bright future for Morris County, to maintain our high quality of life, strengthen the county’s economic backbone, and provides our residents with services they most prefer and need.