Clay County wants to hear residents’ ideas for how to develop the county.
The county on Monday will begin a series of public meetings to develop a strategic plan and priorities for the county.
“It is important to us as a strategic planning team to gather multiple perspectives to develop a comprehensive plan for the future of Clay County,” county officials said in an online survey for residents.
The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. The next will be 6 p.m. May 22 at the County Administration Building, 477 Houston St. in Green Cove Springs.
Four more will be held over the next few weeks in Middleburg, Orange Park, Oakleaf Plantation and Keystone Heights.
The meetings will help county leaders and commissioners develop what it calls “measurable goals” as they plan projects to address different priorities. Each meeting will begin with residents learning about current county projects and those in the planning stages.
In addition to the community input, county officials will have discussions in July with nonprofit organizations, economic development groups, county employees and heads of the Clerk of Court, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and Clay County School Board. Other quasi-governmental groups like Clay Electric and developers also will be consulted, county officials said.
The Northeast Florida Regional Council will analyze data from these meetings and draft a report of the findings and the county’s priorities. Project leaders should complete a report in November and December and present it to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners.
More information about the community meetings can be found on the Clay County website.
Residents can also share their thoughts through an online survey here.