Strategic Planning

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We have designed this publication for both elected and appointed local officials who are interested in strategic planning. This guide assumes no prior knowledge of strategic planning and takes a very basic approach to the rudiments involved in creating and implementing such a strategic plan. This publication aims to convey the following: • Description of strategic planning: what it is, key terms and concepts • Why strategic planning is beneficial • How to apply this technique • Who should be involved, and at which stages • Offer a "how-to" guide that takes you from inception to implementation
The Office of the State Comptroller advocates strategic planning as another tool to preserve your municipality’s fiscal health and overall well-being. By taking a look at the past and present, we believe that you will be better equipped to craft your own future.