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Timeline of Key Activites

The beginning of a new administration is a powerful window of opportunity to embed the community's priorities in government. Over a seven-month period, an intensive series of internal and external program activities and engagement opportunities led to an Action Plan that reflects both residents’ priorities and inputs from hundreds of staff members from every County department, from senior leaders to frontline employees.
November 2021

Future Action Plan Launch

Thrive305 Action Plan is launched at HistoryMiami!

September 2021

Budget Approved and Adopted

During the second and final hearing for the FY 2021-22 County budget, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Mayor’s proposed $9 billion budget. As a result of the comprehensive Thrive305 engagement process, the approved budget was reflective of community priorities.

September 2021

Budget Hearings

The hearings for the FY 2021-22 County budget were held on September 14 and 28. More than 200 residents provided public comments during both hearings. Their feedback informed various adjustments to the proposed budget.

August 2021

Budget Town Hall Meetings

The in-person meetings were held in eight different locations across the County, including the Aventura Branch Library, Miami Lakes Branch Library, Arcola Lakes Branch Lakes Library, Westchester Regional Library, Naranja Branch Library, South Dade Cultural Arts Center, among others. More than 300 stakeholders participated either remotely or in-person. Their feedback helped to further shape the proposed budget

June 2021

Alignment with Strategic Plan

The final step in the development of the Action Plan included several rounds of facilitated discussions and internal assignments for senior leaders in the administration to identify ways to track progress on each of the actions and to identify the objectives in the update to the County’s Strategic Plan that each of the actions would help to advance.

May 2021

Action Plan Workshops

In early May 2021, the Mayor’s Office facilitated a series of expert-level Action Plan Workshops that invited participants to work in small groups to define and prioritize ideas for the Action Plan by building on the issues and ideas for solutions that gained the most traction via the survey and engagement events.

April 2021

Civic Week

From April 10 – 17, 2021 Civic Week invited residents to join a series of presentations and community conversations to learn about and discuss findings from the countywide survey, learn how County government works and how to stay engaged, and to propose solutions and actions the Mayor can advance.

March 2021

Thrive305 Ambassadors

In March 2021, the Thrive305 team identified and trained a cohort of over 250 County employees from across departments, disciplines, and levels to actively participate in the initiative as Thrive305 Ambassadors.

February 2021

Early Community Engagement of Budget

The Mayor’s Office held four virtual town halls from February 22 -25, 2021 with 79 total speakers providing input. This is the first time the community has been involved in the beginning of the budget process before the FY 2021-22 budget is proposed. As a result of early engagement, County departments were able to incorporate resident feedback at the onset of the budget preparations.

Virtual Public Meeting
February 2021

Countywide Survey

In February 2021, Thrive305 launched a countywide survey to understand resident needs, concerns, and priorities around the six key themes.

January 2021

Civic Partner Onboarding

A first round of Civic Partners were selected and onboarded in January 2021. The 50+ civic organizations that made up this group were identified as collectively representing the diverse geographies, constituencies, and needs of County residents.

November 2020

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Installation and Project Initiation

In the weeks following Mayor Levine Cava’s installation in November 2020, the Mayor’s Division of Innovation and Performance and The Miami Foundation (TMF) collaborated to define the structure of Thrive305 and the key issue areas that the effort would focus on, including initial ideas for topics that would be included in a countywide survey – the first public component of Thrive305.