2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 9

08 Foundational Areas of Focus Long-Term Outcomes In order to achieve the overarching priority of improved community prosperity before 2030, Polk County will have: Each Alignment Team creates a Tactical Plan that begins with one or more of the Long-Term Outcomes listed below. The Teams work backwards from the selected long-term outcome(s) creating mid and short term outcomes and design tactics that best align community resources. EDUCATION A world-class, fully integrated education system that supports the needs of a vibrant, progressive community. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT An economic development environment that attracts quality businesses with higher paying jobs, improves productivity and retains educated young people. This process ensures that multiple approaches are considered. For example, the Infrastructure Team links their work on sidewalk mapping with Healthy Weight and High School Graduation Rates — demonstrating the importance of collective impact when addressing complex issues. INFRASTRUCTURE Growth management and infrastructure that protects the environment, enhances quality of life, supports education and economic development and is economically sustainable. GOVERNMENT A comprehensive system of government that is effective, efficient, diverse and IMPROVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IMPROVE COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS responsive to the basic needs of its citizens. QUALITY OF LIFE A quality of life that encourages diverse backgrounds to live in harmony while developing physically, spiritually, mentally and culturally within a healthy and safe environment. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Private sector leadership that drives the partnership with government and citizens to ensure that Polk County is a premiere place to live, learn, work and play. IMPROVE HEALTHY WEIGHT RATE IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE SAFETY