The Randolph County Strategic Plan is focused on optimizing Public Health, Safety, and Well-Being, by answering four broad questions: Where have we been?; Where are we now?; Where do we want to be?; and How do we get there?
Facilitated by County staff with technical support from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council, this initiative includes a wide range of local governments, organizations, and citizens from across the county. The process began with the development of a detailed Environmental Data Scan to provide a clear picture of the county – past, present, and future. Steering Committee members used this information to identify and prioritize key strategic issues impacting Randolph County communities. Our 60-member Steering Committee includes the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, mayors, city managers, health care professionals, educators, human service providers, public safety providers, chambers of commerce, economic development, and planning professionals, and citizens representing a broad cross-section of county interests. In addition, more than 100 citizens served on three task forces (Public Health, Public Safety and Well-Being) with various sub-committees, and met monthly to discuss issues and develop strategic goals and strategies. Significant input from other planning processes was also integrated into the plan. The Steering Committee and Task Force members worked diligently to develop an action plan that focuses limited resources on key strategic issues facing the county to make a positive, lasting impact on the communities we serve.
Common themes emerging from our work together include:
- Improving development and recruitment of qualified workers for industry, agriculture, health care, education, and critical government services.
- Making tangible quality of life improvements to enhance our county’s recruitment and marketing efforts.
- Developing proactive prevention programs to reduce the debilitating and costly effects of existing and emerging community and mental health challenges.
- Reducing barriers to critical services. Aligning resources to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of services by: -reducing silos between organizations; -increasing communication, cooperation and collaboration among public agencies, private agencies and institutions to gain a better mutual understanding of issues and challenges; and -developing mutually-beneficial solutions.