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Action Plans

Released March 2022

The release of the community’s second five-year Action Plan culminates a 15-month process that saw input from 2,040 community members crafted into actionable projects and programs by six citizen committees.

The 2022-26 Action Plan includes nine “game-changer” initiatives, 86 other projects and programs, and more than 80 lead partnering organizations — spread across six focus areas.

Game-Changer Projects

The nine game-changer projects include:

Technology Ecosystem

Regional Wildfire Prevention, Preparedness and Recovery

Health Literacy and Outcomes

Career Connected Learning

Diverse Leadership

Regional Housing Approach

Post-Carbon Economy

Early Care and Education Programs

Many Voices, One Region

Our Big Vision

The Action Plan also includes an overall Vision as crafted by residents:

WE envision a united, prosperous and resilient region, reflecting diverse people, countless stories, and a tradition of optimism, innovation and hard work.

We sustain our natural environment for future generations and meet the basic needs of all of our residents, promoting their health, safety and well-being.

We have a dynamic economy that provides jobs and opportunities for everyone, and plan for future growth and change—including a changing climate.

We empower students of all ages and backgrounds to become thriving community members and leaders, and facilitate inclusion, civic engagement and collaboration across our many communities and cultures for a stronger, better future.

Released January 2017

The community’s first five-year Action Plan was released in January 2017 following two years of outreach, visioning and planning work. In 2015-16, more than 3,000 residents in Chelan and Douglas counties offered input, including 23 percent who self-identified as Latino.

Report Card since 2017

As of January 2021, objectives have largely been met in four of the seven game-changer projects, and in 94 of the 161 other projects and programs that make up the 2017-21 Action Plan.

Focus Areas for Action

The 2017-21 Action Plan includes seven “game-changer” projects, 161 other projects and programs, and more than 80 lead partnering organizations — all spread across six focus areas. These focus areas cover the following:

Economy and Jobs

The environment, conservation and outdoor recreation

Education, the arts and culture

Housing, transportation and growth

Health care, public safety and social services

Governance and decision-making