Toward 2035: Leading the Way

About the Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan, Toward 2035: Leading the Way, was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2015. The full document and Land Use Map are available below.

Community Participation Team

The Community Participation Team (CPT) is responsible for encouraging, facilitating and reporting citizen participation throughout the Comprehensive Plan process. The team primarily assists staff and the Planning Commission in the coordination of publicity efforts, educating the public, sponsoring public meetings and other input opportunities, encouraging fellow residents and business members to participate in the planning process and putting together a summary report on the public outreach and engagement process and the citizen feedback received.

Download the Community Participation Team Job Description (PDF) to learn more about primary duties, tentative meeting dates and past CPT highlights. Check back in the coming weeks for information about CPT meetings.

Comprehensive Plan Interest Form

Complete the form below if you would like to be contacted about providing input on the Comprehensive Plan review.

What Is a Comprehensive Plan and Why Is It Important?

Have you ever wondered how County initiatives start, such as the Norge Depot relocation, the making of the Capital Trail, or the development of New Town? The answer is frequently the Comprehensive Plan.



The Comprehensive Plan is a planning document which guides infrastructure, development, County policies and public services over the next 10 to 20 years. This document, reviewed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors, is the County’s long-range vision plan. It defines and articulates what the community is striving to become. During the Comprehensive Plan update, County staff will reach out to the community through public meetings and surveys where citizens, businesses and community leaders can share their ideas for the County. This is an exciting time for the entire community to realize how their voice matters.