Using Planning to Align Services with Community Need

Category: Recreation Programming | Park/Facility Planning and Design

Date: Wednesday, May 3

Dave Lewis, Metro Parks Tacoma
Jeff Bransford, PMP, CPRP, PROS Consulting

Session Description:

Strategic planning is not a new concept and many agencies have embraced this process to set their organization's overall direction; however, this 30,000-foot perspective rarely provides the detailed guidance desired by most staff. In order to close the gap between strategic plans and front line service provision, agencies need to take an intentional step to identify the community need and then understand how to move in the direction to meet that need. This session will explore the process agencies can take to close the gap and will also point towards a justification for budget increases, operational planning, and capital improvements.