The second phase took place in March 2020 where the Board and Staff reviewed the input from Phase 1 – building on the strengths, opportunities and dreams to draft a plan and finalize the Strategic Plan. The finalizing of the Plan was deferred when the pandemic restrictions arose in March and the process resumed with the Board and Staff Working Group in October 2020 where this plan was completed. The process was designed to ensure the creation of a new strategic vision that meets the needs of the current Lewis County community in ways that emphasize collaborative, effective and efficient delivery of programs and services to enhance the vitality and viability of Lewis County’s economy, making it truly a place to live, work, build business and play.
While COVID-19 precautions prevented the initial completion of the Naturally Lewis Strategic Plan Framework process. The group opted to leverage this time in two ways:
The Working Group was able leverage these pilot priorities and the learnings from the partner feedback as they reconvened in the October 2020 finalize the strategic plan.