Future plans for Prince William County are about to be mapped out.
Local residents and officials will soon begin working on the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan.
Approved by the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS), the plan gives direction on budget decisions, according to a release from Prince William County.
“Every year, when we create our annual budget, we use the Strategic Plan to help determine where funding should be allocated,” Prince William County Strategic Plan Coordinator Kaye Wallace explained in a release.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be training a 15-member strategic plan development team that’s made up of citizens and county staff.
Starting in March, community members can take an online survey, which will be used to determine focus areas.
Community meetings are going to take place in the months that follow. With the feedback shared, the strategic plan development team members will set priorities for the focuses.
In early June, they plan to present the information to the BOCS.
Team members are going to create a draft between July and October. After it’s finished, members of the public will be able to share their thoughts online and in person.
“As soon as we get the plan drafted, we will host some more community forums so that people can come and give us feedback on the actual draft of the plan,” Wallace said.
The plan is expected to be approved by the board by the end of 2020.