Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek is asking the community to weigh in on a draft strategic plan that he says will guide the county to long-term success. It’s part of Zdunek’s plan to create a performance-based, accountable government organization.
The plan consists of two documents: one containing the proposed mission statement and goal statements and the second outlining short-term strategic objectives for the current fiscal year.
“These documents will drive the county,” Zdunek says. “It will be our guidepost - giving us direction and structure. It will be the way to define why we do what we do.”
Having a strategic plan that measures the performance of county operations allows the organization to ensure efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars to deliver services.
Zdunek adds, “Each of us, every day, makes a difference in how effectively we are delivering the many services we provide to our residents. A strategic plan is about using goals, objectives and data to help us be the best we can be.”
The plan is currently in draft form, and Zdunek is asking for the community’s support of the document, inviting them to share their ideas and comments.
“In the spirit of openness and transparency, it’s key that we receive public input on this plan,” says Zdunek. “There is always room for improvement and our residents can offer us great insight.”
To view the strategic plan, residents can go to www.bernco.gov
and click on the “Strategic Plan” scrolling item to view the documents and share their thoughts; or they can send comments to: Strategic Plan Comments, One Civic Plaza NW – 10th
Floor, Albuquerque NM 87102.
The deadline for public comment on the strategic plan documents is Dec. 14.
In a separate, but related effort, the county is providing the community with information about performance measures. The county has posted first quarter performance data --for July, August, and September--on the “BernCo View” portion of its website.
The “performance book” contains a general overview of the services provided by county administrative departments and their first quarter performance measure outcomes. The book will be updated each quarter so the public can keep informed about the county’s performance.
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