2022 Strategic Plan


Summit County is a vital community that is renowned for its natural beauty, quality of life, and economic diversity, that supports a healthy, prosperous, and culturally-diverse citizenry.


We provide excellent and inclusive services that support the health, safety, and welfare of the community, making Summit County the best place to live for present and future generations. 


Regional Collaboration: Work with our federal, state, municipal, and community partners.

Responsiveness: Take action in a timely manner, meeting the needs our citizens.

Preservation: Preserve our land, water, air, and culture.

Leadership: Motivate others to collaboratively achieve mutual goals.

Strategic Objectives and Definitions

Transportation and Congestion

The County will work closely with federal, state, and local governments, as well as regional transportation service providers, to plan for and make improvements to our transportation system to reduce traffic congestion and promote active transportation.

Local Housing Choice

The County will work with state, private development interests, and regional government partners to understand what is needed in the workforce and other types of targeted need housing. The County will set policies and codes that work for the unincorporated portions of the County contributing to defined housing choices in our community; all done with a strict eye toward the way Summit County wants to grow.

Environmental Stewardship

The County will demonstrate leadership in implementing plans and policies to secure, preserve and protect our water, land, and air quality for the present and future, as well as implement an internal organizational culture that supports environmental stewardship. This public health issue is led through our Health Department and Community Development Department but requires a collaborative, all-of-government effort to achieve the ideal.

Land Use or Regional Planning

The County will review and refine the General Plans and Development Codes that reflect a desired growth pattern that is developed in conjunction with other local governments in Summit County and our region, focusing on improving and connecting the region's physical, natural, and economic environments and communities.