Project Objectives

The project’s objective is to create a comprehensive and sustainable 5-year Strategic Action Plan for Lorain County.

The focus will be extensive research and community engagement that focuses on County services for users, non-users and stakeholders (including board and staff). This research and engagement will identify the needs and wants, as well as to ways to raise awareness and provide clarification to the community on the scope of services provided by Lorain County Government.

The Community Foundation of Lorain County have been contracted to assist in the community outreach aspect of the project.

Community engagement will be key and will include:

  • Stakeholder and Communication Plans
  • Key Stakeholder Interviews and Departmental Listening Sessions
  • Benchmarking Lorain County against similar Counties and the ensuing Benchmark Report
  • Lorain County Future Think-Tank Workshop and Report
  • Stakeholder Surveys #1 and #2
  • Strategic Pillar stakeholder Roundtable Session
  • Focus Groups with specified stakeholder groups to build out the Strategic Pillars
  • Future Summit Kick-Off event

The final Lorain County Strategic Action Plan will be presented to the County Board and Lorain County Commissioners in late March 2024.