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County board reviews strategic plan

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a meeting last Wednesday to review a report on a strategic plan they began working on last year.

Supervisors met in May 2015 for a three-day strategic planning session with consultant A. Tyler St. Clair of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The purpose was to identify the board’s goals for the county, said Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner.

She said the supervisors’ session was followed in September by a staff session to develop a plan to address the board’s goals, and that in December the work was all pulled together. It was finally shared with the board last week.

In May, the board reaffirmed a 50-year vision for the county that it adopted in 2009. The vision includes such things as prioritizing shoreline management and water access and limiting and carefully planning development to protect the natural environment.

Under the vision, economic development would target eco...

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