The Lake County Board is in the process of updating its strategic plan that is used to help guide the future of the county. In spring 2013, Lake County held five community forums in order to seek input and collected input on-line. The board will meet soon to update its plan and those results will be posted here. Lake County has made significant progress on the five key strategic goals. The highlights of our progress are included in the 2012 Progress Report.
The Strategic Plan also identifies a Mission Statement and Statement of Values:
Lake County government is committed to promoting and sustaining a safe, healthy, vibrant and environmentally responsible county, while maintaining its strong financial position. In partnership with citizens, communities and all levels of government, we pledge to deliver efficient and high quality public services consistent with the community’s values and priorities.
We envision Lake County as a place known for its safe and livable communities, thriving local economy, healthy natural environment, high quality educational opportunities, and public services that are responsive to the diverse needs of all residents.
Lake County government carries out its mission and conducts its business activities adhering to the following values:
Uphold fiscal integrity, make decisions based on long-term impacts, and maintain sound and prudent financial operations, including: a balanced budget, strong reserves, and AAA financial rating, while maintaining a commitment to honesty, reliability and accountability for all our actions.
Deliver cost-effective, efficient and high quality services, placing a high value on professionalism, responsiveness and courtesy to customers.
Enhance communication, interaction and cooperation with residents, businesses, other governments, and stakeholders by engaging and involving the public that leads to improved regionalism.