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Goals and Objectives for Fiscal Year 2019-2021

Charles County Board of Commissioners Goals and Objectives for 2019-2021

On April 2, 2019 the Board of Commissioners approved its 2019-2021 Goals and Objectives (view video), which were developed at the Commissioners Retreat held on Feb. 26 (view video). The five goals focus on economic development, institutional governance and policy, environment, education, and quality of life. County Administrator Mark Belton stated that a more detailed plan, with objectives, specific actions, and performance measures, will be drafted and presented by county staff later this spring. Below are the five approved goals:

Goal 1: Economic Development and Supportive Services

  • Commercial Development: International Trade, Commercial Tax Base Expansion, Business Attraction, and Opportunity Zone Enhancements
  • Industry Diversification: Research and Development, Biotech, Sustainable Natural Resource Based Industries, Tourism, and Entertainment Industry
  • Infrastructure/Services: Broadband Access, Water and Sewer, Transportation Network, Workforce Development, and Business Support

Goal 2: Institutional Governance and Policy

  • Operational Excellence: Smart City / County Concept, Streamline Services / Comprehensive Zoning Review, Diversity / Cultural Competency, County Branding (Image/Identity), Employee Engagement, Citizen Engagement, Automated Technology / Cyber Security, Equitable Program Funding, Information and Data Programing, and Form of Government from Code Home Rule to Charter
  • Public Policy: Legislation, Governance Leadership, Resource Stewardship (including Asset Management and Fiscal Responsibility), and Buy Local (Minority Business Enterprise)

Goal 3: Environment

  • Conservation Programs: Forest Conservation, Agriculture Land Preservation, Rural Legacy, REPPI (Aquaculture, Agriculture, Forest), Transferable Development Rights (TDR), and Climate Change Best Management Practices
  • Natural Resource Management: Expand Solar Energy, Provide Incentives, Rainwater Collection, Expand Commercial Recycling, and Reduce Impervious Surface
  • Environmental Management: Wastewater Treatment, Clean Water Supply, and Storm Water Management

Goal 4: Education

  • Board of Education: Funding and Formal Collaboration (Board of Education and Board of Commissioners)
  • Education Advisory Board/Committee
  • Workforce Development: College of Southern Maryland, and Tri-County Council
  • Human Resource Development (County)

Goal 5: Quality of Life

  • Public Safety: Collaboration (Sheriff’s Dept./Fire/EMS)
  • Healthcare: Accessible and Affordable Healthcare, Collaborate with Non-profits, Collaborate with Health Department (Opioid Prevention, Treatment, Enforcement)
  • Recreation and Entertainment: Parks and Amenities, Stadium, Agritourism, Waterway Recreation, Festivals, and Marshall Hall Park
  • Affordable/Workforce Housing: Housing Authority Committee, and Equitable Housing

In conclusion, the Commissioners identified two top priorities of this administration.  Emphasis will be placed on “Economic Development and Supportive Services” and “Institutional Governance and Policy” as drivers of the remaining goals.