| Board of County Commissioners
Leon County Courthouse
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/8/2014
Public Information Officer
Serving Citizens. Shaping Community.
Board of County Commissioners Updates Strategic Plan During Annual Retreat
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Leon County Board of County Commissioners held its annual retreat today at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens Conference Center to review and update Leon County’s five-year Strategic Plan.
At the County Commission’s invitation, Florida State University (FSU) President John Thrasher helped kick off the morning by sharing his vision for the university and continuing the discussion with Leon County Government regarding the Madison Mile Convention District redevelopment project. The project includes plans for the future development of a convention center on or near the existing Donald L. Tucker Civic Center site. Leon County is working closely with FSU to determine the feasibility of partnering with FSU to include expanded convention center space as the centerpiece of the Madison Mile Convention District.
Representative of Leon County Government’s belief that better decisions are made and stronger community is built with an engaged citizenry, the Commissioners next discussed “Finding the Community’s Common Ground” with Steve Seibert. Mr. Seibert, with the Seibert Law Firm in Tallahassee and founding partner of triSect, LLC, a strategy consulting firm focused on civic innovation, graciously volunteered his time to participate in today’s retreat.
Commissioners then discussed four issues they asked to be placed on the day’s agenda: mental health delivery in the community, the solid waste management facility, partnering to promote skilled workforce opportunities and the comprehensive plan.
During the remainder of the day, Commissioners focused on Leon County’s 2012 – 2016 Strategic Plan, by reviewing progress made with respect to its current Strategic Initiatives and identifying new initiatives for the upcoming year, all of which support and advance its Strategic Priorities: the Economy, Environment, Quality of Life and Governance.
“I am very proud of the way the Commission continues to work together in a collegial spirit to review and update the Strategic Plan. With great pride, the Commission accepts the responsibility of providing residents of Leon County with an exceptional quality of life,” said Mary Ann Lindley, Chairman of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. “Looking ahead to 2015, we will continue achieving these goals by working with staff, citizens and community partners.”
It is anticipated that the actions taken by the Board of County Commissioners during today’s retreat will be ratified in January 2015.
“The Board is to be commended for the work they continue to do. Especially, their long-term focus on community, providing services consistent with Leon County’s core values, and aligning their priorities with the optimized resources of the County,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “The theme of ‘Serving Citizens, Shaping Community’ was very appropriate to their retreat actions today.”
For more information, please contact Jon D. Brown, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 or cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .