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Strategic Planning and Resilience 2020

Miami-Dade County has had a strategic planning and performance measurement structure in place for more than 15 years. This approach is based on a countywide strategic plan that crosses several service delivery areas including Public Safety, Transportation and Mobility, Health and Society, Neighborhood and Infrastructure, Recreation and Culture, Economic Development and General Government services. Through annual business planning and budgeting, our departments align their activities to the strategic plan, identify the performance measures they will use to gauge success and seek the resources needed to execute their plans.

In recent years, Miami-Dade County began to participate in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Program. This program provides jurisdictions a framework to help build communities that can respond to external shocks and stresses stemming from natural disasters, economic challenges and failing infrastructure. Promoting resilience is not just about environmental sustainability. It encourages jurisdictions to take a holistic look at their organization across four broad dimensions: Leadership and Strategy, Economy and Society, Health and Wellbeing and Infrastructure and Environment. In addition, the cities of Miami Beach and Miami joined Miami-Dade County in developing a comprehensive Resilient305 strategy which presents a coordinated response to global trends major cities face such as urbanization, globalization and climate change. 

The synchronization of our strategic planning and resilience efforts will yield long lasting and beneficial results. Strategic planning that focuses on service delivery and addresses growing existential challenges will help create an organization that addresses its community’s priorities while mitigating long-term shocks and stresses including sea level rise, crippling traffic, housing costs and limited economic opportunities for many families in the community.