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 Board Priorities

Homeless Initiatives
Improve the community's capacity to address adult homelessness including sheltering, housing, and treatment programs.

Public Safety Referendum (November 2016)

Successfully bring forward a referendum on the November 2016 ballot for the funding of Public Safety facilities. 

Legacy Trail (N&S)

Create a plan to connect the Legacy Trail county-wide.

Update LDR/Zoning Code 

Complete updates to the LDR and Zoning code.

Affordable Housing Effort

Develop a community based effort designed to generate creative ideas for identifying affordable/workplace housing within the community.

River Road Funding

Develop an incremental strategy for funding service improvements to River Road.

STC/North Port Library

Work in collaboration with the School Board and Sarasota Technical College to open a North Port joint library branch.

Venice Library

Establish temporary service, implement a process to consider a new service, and deliver a new service for a Venice Library.

Diversity in Hiring Action Plan

Address diversity in SCG hiring practices that go beyond recruiting.

Comp Plan Update

Bring a Comprehensive Plan update forward to public hearing.

World Rowing Prep

Assemble county resources to work with our partners in maximizing the opportunities for success of the World Rowing Championships in 2017.

Parks Master Plan

Conduct an 18-month long process to develop the Parks Master Plan with the assistance of a consultant.

Public Access – Preserves

Identify and create access opportunities on identified preserve sites.


Conduct a comprehensive organizational analysis.

800-MHz Implementation

Complete the update of the 800 MHz Emergency Radio System.

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Our Vision
To be the premier community where people choose to live, work and play.

Our Mission
The Mission of Sarasota County Government is to provide and enhance quality programs, services, and facilities that reflect the goals of the community while always promoting health, safety, public welfare and quality of life for our citizens.

Our Values
As Sarasota County employees, WE are committed to demonstrating each one of these values at all times.

WE demonstrate mutual respect through our professionalism, courtesy, and appreciation for diversity.

WE are individually and collectively responsible for our actions as stewards of the public’s trust.

WE adhere to ethical principles, demonstrating mutual respect and conducting ourselves with honesty and sincerity.

WE take pride in providing quality public service with passion, innovation, and excellence.

WE foster a collaborative environment that values creativity, sharing information and ideas, and working together to solve problems and accomplish goals.

WE seek mutual purpose, honor commitments, and use our skills, knowledge and abilities in a way that builds confidence and loyalty.


 Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016.pdf

 Collaboration Reports

FY17 Collaboration Report 1st Quarter.pdfFY17 Collaboration Report 1st Quarter
FY16 Collaboration Report 4th Quarter.pdfFY16 Collaboration Report 4th Quarter
FY16 Collaboration Report 2nd Quarter.pdfFY16 Collaboration Report 2nd Quarter
FY16 Collaboration Report 1st Quarter.pdfFY16 Collaboration Report 1st Quarter
FY15 Collaboration Report 4th Quarter.pdfFY15 Collaboration Report 4th Quarter

 Our Goals

  1. Encourage Economic Growth
  2. Ensure Fiscal Sustainability
  3. Provide Excellent Service
  4. Plan for Positive Development and Redevelopment
  5. Promote Quality of Life
  6. Be Environmental Stewards
  7. Maintain and Enhance Existing Infrastructure
  8. Cultivate an Innovative Organization

 Fast Facts

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