DuPage County Strategic Plan for the Next Decade: Focus on Community Services and Economic Development

The DuPage County Board has officially ratified its five-year strategic plan

DuPage County Board members have developed a strategic plan that will guide legislation for the next decade. This plan, approved on Tuesday, emphasizes the goals and priorities of both the board and the community for the future of DuPage. Led by board member Sadia Covert, the Strategic Planning Committee decided to focus on community services and economic development.

Objectives include supporting local businesses, workforce development, and creating outreach programs for families, the elderly, and people with disabilities. County Board Chair Deborah Conroy emphasized the importance of this strategic plan in keeping DuPage County thriving and prosperous.

While the plan’s goals are not binding, they emphasize priorities such as community well-being, fiscal responsibility, a thriving economy, a safe community, environmental stewardship, and mobility. Debates within the board over specific language in the plan persisted until the last minute, with compromises made to address different perspectives.

Some of the smaller objectives outlined in the plan include reducing DuPage County’s landfill presence through composting and recycling as well as expanding bike and pedestrian pathways. Recent plans like the Solid Waste Management Plan and DuPage County Trails Plan are already paving

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