Pasco County is embarking on its five-year strategic plan and is seeking feedback from its stakeholders and the public in general to help shape the plan.
The county had planned to hold SWOT — Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats — analysis sessions before the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to its plans, and now it is reviving the effort, according to a Pasco County news release.
A series of community meetings will be held to solicit feedback and ideas. The first session is set for Oct. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Cooperative Extension Office, at 36702 State Road 52 in Dade City.
The Pasco County Commission is seeking input on these topics:
- Identifying Pasco’s competitive advantages in the Tampa Bay region
- Exploring opportunities for increased levels of service
- Preparing Pasco County for the next five years of growth
- Identifying potential challenges
- Improving operations and service delivery to the community
The SWOT strategic planning tool helps to clarify and summarize key internal and external issues and opportunities that affect Pasco County.
By conducting these sessions, the county is seeking to gain a better understanding of Pasco’s unique assets and competitive positioning in the Tampa Bay region, according to the news release.
This process will help develop the strategic plan — in areas related to capacity for growth, as well as cultural, economic, technological, intellectual and physical assets to promote Pasco County’s economic vitality.
Preregistration is required, face masks are required and social distancing guideline will be followed. Several virtual sessions will be offered for those who prefer not to participate in person.
To learn more about the process, view a complete community meeting schedule, and register to participate, visit bit.ly/PascoSWOT.
Published October 21, 2020