About Sarasota County's Strategic Plan

Sarasota County embarked on a strategic planning process in 2018 to align the Board of County Commissioner’s vision for the community with an annual action plan. The purpose of the process was to enhance the effectiveness of the County Commission (BOCC) by providing a unifying vision, goals and an annual work program.

This resulted in a policy action calendar for 2019 to focus attention on critical discussions and decisions from the Strategic Plan. This area of scgov.net is dedicated to providing the public updates on Actions within the Strategic Plan as well as key performance measures related to the plan.


Sarasota County is a beautiful community that has preserved natural assets.

Sarasota County has world-class amenities and robust, diverse business opportunities.

Sarasota County is a great place to live with easy movement through mobility options and a strong sense of community.


Link to monthly updates on Actions and Key Performance Measures related to each of the five goals identified in the County’s Strategic Plan.

Strategic Planning

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Exceptional County Services Aligned with Resources

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High-Performing County Team

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World-Class Quality of Life Amenities

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Great Place to Live

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Robust, Growing Business Opportunities

Board Policy Agenda

Top Priorities

  • Water Quality
  • Jail Facility and Population
  • Capital Projects: Review and Priority
  • Bayfront Plan: Direction and Actions
  • County Economic Development Policy Incentives
  • Major Conference Center/Multi-Use Facility

High Priorities

  • Beach Nourishment/Stabilization
  • EDC: Evaluation and Direction
  • Visit Sarasota: Evaluation and Direction
  • Parks Master Plan Review
  • Innovation Station: Update Report