STRATEGIC PLAN: 2019 – 2021
With a region-wide renewed interest in elevating the natural features of the Blue Water Area, Friends hired the River Network in February, 2018 with a grant from the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes to guide our organization’s first-ever strategic plan. The 10-month planning process included meetings with our consultant, gathering input from stakeholders with face-to-face interviews and online surveys, and conducting internal evaluations. This strategic planning process was overseen by the Board of Directors and was adopted by the Board November, 2018.
This strategic plan builds on the environmental and recreational assets in St. Clair County, recognizes the areas for improvement, and realizes that there are new economic opportunities on which to capitalize. Maintaining the energy and partnership created through development of this plan will be critical to our ability to achieve each of the outlined actions.
We are advancing Friend’s mission through these five pillars presented in our 3-year strategic plan.