The 2015-2018 plan covering fiscal years 2015-16, 2016,17 and 2017-2018
The Glenview Park District Board and staff have identified areas of focus for the next 3-year strategic plan and are currently developing a detailed set of initiatives related to each area.
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The strategic planning process began last fall when each facility submitted issues that they felt were critical to the success of the District. These issues and others identified by the Board were reviewed at the Board retreat prior to fine tuning the issues and obtaining public feedback through the SPAC (Strategic Planning Advisory Committee) Meetings held on August 4 and 6. The meetings were well received and staff is now putting together tasks and timelines to move the issues forward. Formal approval of the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is expected at the January board meeting. The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan will primarily be focusing on many initiatives to strengthen our internal operations, implement best practices and promote internal excellence. This focus will be critical for setting a framework for decision making, smooth operations and efficient use of resources. Several capital projects will also be evaluated as part of the upcoming strategic plan, including an additional sheet of ice and other Glenview Ice Center facility improvements, boating on Lake Glenview, Glenview Park Golf Clubhouse remodeling, sports lighting, some improvements at Gallery Park, a parks master plan and the potential need for additional platform tennis courts.
Why do we need a Strategic Plan? The Glenview Park District is recognized as one of the finest park districts in the state with a wide variety of outstanding parks and facilities. But community demands for programs and facilities are ever changing and the park district has a finite amount of resources available to meet these needs. The Strategic Plan will identify and prioritize the actions that need to be taken by the board and staff to make the best use of our resources.
How will the Strategic Plan be implemented? The Strategic Plan will consist of initiatives to be achieved in critical areas and the time frames in which they should be accomplished. But developing the tactics or steps to be taken to achieve these goals will, in many cases, be the job of team members in various areas of the district. The plan will point the direction but staff will create the itinerary.
The Strategic Vision and Plan is meant to guide the Glenview Park District for the next three years.