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!
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?
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.
Individuals with specific interests or expertise will be engaged to provide insight during All in! Ashtabula County’s process.
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.
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.
Advice and adoption
The final plan will be formally adopted by the County Commissioners who will have a central role in its implementation.
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.