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Posted on: March 21, 2019


Special Strategic Planning Workshop

At the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting Thursday, the Commission adopted the 2020 Monroe County Strategic Plan. This five-year Plan guides priorities and direction of County services through the annual budget process.

The updated Strategic Plan will take effect Oct. 1, 2019 and is based on priorities established by the BOCC using extensive input from the public. The Plan was created using 18 months of research and feedback from the community, collected before and after Hurricane Irma in 2017. 

The Plan articulates the County Commission’s vision of “creating a better life every day for everyone in the Florida Keys by working to create balance in our quality of life, strong economy and natural environment.”  The plan includes a mission to enhance quality of life by providing outstanding public service that is responsive to the needs of the County’s citizens, the unique community, and the environment. The Plan details their specific areas of concern and priority in the three areas of Quality of Life, Economy and Environment.   

“The 2020 Strategic Plan is a 30,000-foot view of the largest issues, biggest concerns and most daunting challenges facing our Key’s Community,” said Kimberly Matthews, Monroe County’s Senior Director of Strategic Planning. “The next step is to create programs, solutions and actions focused on the priorities and areas of concern that are detailed in this plan.”

The complete 2020 Monroe County Strategic Plan, detailed areas of concern and priority, potential initiatives and next steps and more can be found at 

“This detailed Plan guides the future of Monroe County and it was an immense project that our Strategic Planner Kimberly Matthews worked very hard for more than a year,” said Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi. 

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