Town Tip Thursday, A WHAT MATTERS Initiative
An Interview with Doug Stanley, County Administrator
Tip: Don’t miss your chance to have your voice be heard and impact the future of Warren County! Deadline to complete the strategic planning community survey is this Friday, August 17th!
The user-friendly survey takes approximately 10 minutes and offers questions ranging from topics regarding the school system to which commercial businesses should be solicited to open in Warren. There’s a section for additional input and even a spot for participants to upload their favorite community photograph if they choose to do so!
From the Warren County Website:
The Warren County Planning Department is requesting citizen input for planning for the future of the County.
The time has come for the County to review and update its Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development in the County for the next 15-20 years. The Plan was last adopted by the Board of Supervisors on July 16, 2013. We are asking that you take the time to complete our survey to give us your opinion on County issues such as housing, land use, services, parks and recreation, roads, etc. The survey can be found at website address: www.warrencountyfuture.com. If you would like a hard copy to fill out, please stop by the Planning office (Suite 400) in the Warren County Government Center to pick up a survey.
The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s official policy guide for future development related decisions. It is long range in nature and provides a picture of how the community wishes to develop over the next 15-20 years. This survey will kick-off the Comprehensive Plan update. The Board of Supervisors will also use the survey results to craft a strategic vision as to how the County should thrive and grow in the future. The vision will be included as part of the Comprehensive Plan.
When asked about the Comprehensive Plan update, County Administrator Doug Stanley stated, “Warren County has made significant strides over the past fifteen years in attracting new commercial and industrial business, expanding our tax base and job opportunities, and improving our infrastructure and school system. These accomplishments have created a noticeable improvement in the overall quality of life for our citizens. The Warren County Comprehensive Plan is an important document which helps to guide the decision making process of our elected leaders and appointed staff. The County is mandated by the Code of Virginia to review the document every five years. This year, as part of our five-year plan review, the County is revisiting the vision of what we want our community to look like in the future. As part of this visioning process, we are putting out a community survey to allow our citizens to comment on issues of quality of life, services, and facilities. We encourage citizens to take the time and complete the survey to ensure their voices are heard during this process. After all, it is imperative to know where we want to go as a community to make sure we get there.”
Your opinions and ideas are vitally important as the Board of Supervisors begins updating the Comprehensive Plan and building a vision for the future of our County. The results of the survey will be tabulated into a survey report, which will be available to the public on the County’s website, at the Government Center, and at Samuels Public Library. Citizens interested in learning more about the County’s Comprehensive Plan update should contact County Planning Director Taryn Logan via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (540) 636-3354.
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