Grand Results Strategic Plan Update Forms
Strategic Priority #1: Managing Growth
Grand County’s extraordinary quality of life, access to all of Colorado’s best outdoor experiences, the local cost of living, and easy access from the Front Range make it a certainty that our population and economy will grow over the next five years. This growth will challenge us if we do not prepare in the areas of transportation, housing and broadband. To ensure that the County, its businesses and residents are in a position to manage and take advantage of the expected growth, the County commits to the following:
- Transportation: County Roads
- Transportation: Alternative Transportation
- Transportation: Congestion
- Affordable Housing
Strategic Priority #2: Infrastructure
The County’s aging infrastructure creates health and safety issues for County employees and the public, while the cost of replacement will continue to rise each year consistent with the global market for materials and the regional cost of labor. The County’s conservative approach to building these essential service delivery assets will be characterized by little or no increase in taxes, saving money in current and near term budget cycles, seeking a variety of funding sources, and closely managing construction costs. Further, these foundational facilities will be the core assets required to meet the demands for service from a growing population of residents, businesses and visitors for many years to come.
- Public Safety Facility
- Customer Service Facilities
- Health and Human Services Facility
- Waste Disposal/Recycling
Strategic Priority #3: Healthcare Accessibility
Access to health care is an essential aspect of a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. The County commits to being a leader, convener and partner in this important public policy issue.
Strategic Priority #4: Organizational Effectiveness
The lasting trust that exists between residents, businesses and their local government is an essential characteristic of a thriving community and healthy democracy. The County seeks to continue to build trust with the community in all things we do. Specifically, to ensure that we are being accountable to our community and delivering the results in the Strategic Plan, the County commits to the following:
Strategic Priority #5: Water Protection
Grand County is the county most profoundly affected by water diversions in Colorado, with as much as 80% of its native waters transferred out of the watershed. Access to clean, abundant water is a requirement for any healthy economy, but especially for Grand County, which requires water to sustain our many outdoor recreational opportunities including skiing, fishing, boating and hunting, as well as agriculture, industry, municipalities and unincorporated areas. Grand County takes an active role in the stewardship of this precious, finite resource both for current residents and visitors, and for the benefit of future generations.