At its annual retreat last week, HRPDC Commissioners gave the green light to begin developing a regional strategic planning process. The effort will include the evaluation of the region’s strengths, capacity and similar challenges faced by localities. Ultimately, the process will culminate in a tool that can be used to pre-evaluate suggested strategic initiatives for the region.
Traditionally, the myriad of plans for the region have been cobbled together. This new initiative would focus area elected officials on aligning resources based on objective evaluation criteria. The process will focus on using best practices to advance implementable strategic initiatives.
“We are excited about the possibilities of facilitating our local elected officials in clarifying an actionable vision for Hampton Roads,” said Executive Director, Dwight Farmer.