Strategic Planning

Selectboard Strategic Planning Work Session

To begin the Selectboard’s work session on developing a work plan for FY24, the Selectboard reviewed the projected work plans for municipal departments and boards, commissions, and committees during a special meeting on May 8, 2023. The materials are intended to help the Selectboard have an informed discussion about the board’s own goals and priorities for the coming year, particularly in regard to staff capacity to take on new projects, and in case any prioritized projects need to be shifted or postponed. 

Departmental work plans show two categories: Regular Work that happens every day/week/month/year, and Special Projects planned for FY23 and FY24. Special Projects include priority rankings of High, Medium, and Low. The work plans from staff provide a high-level overview of work. They do not, for instance, show the amount of time it takes to complete tasks, or the steps that may go into a responsibility. Similarly, priority rankings for special projects can be based on a number of variables. For instance, one “High” priority item may be ranked as such because it is nearly complete and we want to finish it soon, while another “High” priority item may have that ranking because of legal or financial requirements.

Selectboard Work Plan FY24 - May 9, 2023 Final Draft (pdf)