Strategic Plan -- Ideas. Goals. Results.
Increasingly, governments are faced with the challenge of "doing more with less." Tax dollars are finite, and yet they need to be allocated where they are needed most. A strategic plan developed in concert with the people we serve helps us allocate limited resources to the programs and services that matter most to our residents.
The strategic plan helps guide management and employee decision-making towards our shared priorities. The plan also provides the measuring sticks we need to determine if Miami-Dade County government is fulfilling its goals. Strategic planning also provides for government accountability and continuous improvement.
Simply stated, a strategic plan serves as the community's roadmap that will take us from where we are today to where we want to go in the coming years.
Mission and Guiding PrinciplesMiami-Dade County's Mission Statement
"Delivering excellent public services that address our community's needs and enhance our quality of life."
They guide decision-making at all levels of organization officials & employees, express common values embraced by organization, powerful instruments for changing organizational culture, express basic beliefs about conditions under which people work best, steer leaders to establishing the structures and systems to make the vision of reality, values: addressing weaknesses, decision-related behavior.
Miami-Dade County's Guiding Principles:
- Customer-focused and customer-driven
- Honest, ethical and fair to all
- Accountable and responsive to the public
- Diverse and sensitive
- Efficient and effective
- Committed to development of leadership in public service
- Valuing and respectful of each other
2012 Strategic Plan
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- Miami-Dade County Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
- Our Changing Environment
- Strategic Area Plans
- Planning Process
- Works Cited
- Appendix: Details of the Strategic Plan
2003 Strategic Plan
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2003–04 Miami-Dade County departments developed their business plans in support of the County's first-ever Strategic Plan.
The first section provides an overview of Miami-Dade County’s Global Plan followed by an overview of the specific goals and key outcomes for each of the six service areas and for our enabling strategies plan trends.
Strategic Area Plans - Details
Complete Strategic Plan ( 1.65 MB)
About the Strategic Plan
The foundation of strategic planning are the statements we make that describe who we are, where we want to go, and how we will strive for our goals. They include:
- Vision Statement
- Mission Statement
- Value Statements
Miami-Dade County's Strategic Plan is the cornerstone of our results-oriented government. Budget decisions are based on the priorities identified through our strategic planning process. Each department develops a Business Plan that outlines how their key activities will support Strategic Plan priorities.
The current Strategic Plan is divided into seven service delivery areas, all of which support the overall County mission statement:
- Neighborhood and Infrastructure
- Public Safety
- Recreation and Culture
- Health and Human Services
- Economic Development
- General Government