All in! Ashtabula County is a special opportunity for everyone who cares about Ashtabula County to share their ideas about the future.

The community-driven comprehensive planning process will be used to identify long-term goals and desired policies, programs, and projects for a range of important topics, including land use, economic development, transportation, land conservation and open space, quality of life, and more!

The Process

From its start, the planning process will span approximately one year. The public engagement process is kicking off in January 2021 and there will be multiple opportunities to get involved.

Why should you participate?

This is a special opportunity.

The comprehensive planning process is a chance to shape the County for years to come.

You are the expert.

If you live, work, or play in Ashtabula County we need your input! Your ideas and your feedback will ensure that this vision and comprehensive plan reflects the authentic voice of the community.

Now is the time.

Many things are going well in the County, but with strong planning there is an opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents, create great places and enhance what makes Ashtabula County special.

We’re in this together.

With collaboration, we can unite to ensure that Ashtabula County will thrive for future generations.

Who is involved?

Steering Committee

Process and outreach

A volunteer Steering Committee is helping to guide the public process and the plan’s recommendations. The group is representative of the County’s many diverse interests.

Stakeholders

Targeted input

Individuals with specific interests or expertise will be engaged to provide insight during All in! Ashtabula County’s process.

Public

Input and feedback

Widespread public involvement is vital to All in! Ashtabula County’s success. A number of in-person workshops and online tools will offer a variety of ways for the community to give input throughout the process. Methods will be adapted as needed in light of COVID-19.

Staff

Project management and local knowledge

County staff will support and help to coordinate the work and will also provide local knowledge and expertise to each element of the plan.

Elected Officials

Advice and adoption

The final plan will be formally adopted by the County Commissioners who will have a central role in its implementation.

Consultants

Process leadership and expertise

A consultant team will work closely with the Steering Committee and Staff to facilitate the process and share experience from other successful communities nationwide.