Lane County Strategic Planning 

The Lane County Strategic Plan 2012-2017 re-defines and re-introduces a Lane County Government with an eye on quality of life, customer services, and innovation. 

We face the biggest budget challenges in 40 years, Lane County will inevitably down-size and re-organize.  Much will be lost as services are eliminated the recession remains sluggish.  For decades, Lane County's story and identity has been dominated by the next anticipated budget cuts.  Year after year of major reductions followed by modest restorations have kept the County focused inward and on the immediate.  In early 2011, the Board of Commissioners and County Administrator set about shifting their perspective outward and toward the future.

The timing of this Plan was not an accident, nor was it out of touch with the realities experienced by Lane County government and by our residents.  The new Mission, Vision and Values, and the selection of these Goals was intended to have the most impact on maintaining and improving our quality of life and to facilitate our community's recovery.

The Goals are ambitious; they are also attainable and articulate the County's priorities.  Teams of community leaders, advisors, and specialists in the fields of public safety, public health, and economic development weighed external and internal factors in their recommendations.

We are an organization that has consistently achieved regardless of the odds.  While we must make careful decisions - we are embracing a new outlook and a new approach to our challenges.  They won't define us.  They will encourage us to expand our creativity.  Our plan will keep us zeroed in on areas with the most impact while positioning us to adapt and improvise as conditions change.

Lane County Mission & Vision

Lane County Government will work to create a prosperous community by providing collaborative leadership, fair and inclusive decision making and excellent sustainable local governmental services to our residents and guests.
Lane County will be a prosperous community through wise stewardship of its human and natural resources.  It is a community that is ambitious in its hopes, creative in its leadership and accountable for the health and welfare of its current and future generation of residents.

Lane County Resident Survey

Since 2009, the County has been surveying residents using the National Citizen Survey developed by the National Research Center.  The 2009 results established baseline data, to be followed up every two years to identify trends and measure change.

The National Citizen Survey, conducted by the National Research Center and developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association, has been administered in hundreds of local governments around the country.  We’ve chosen this standardized survey instrument to assure high quality research methods as well as the opportunity to compare Lane County’s results to national norms.

Unlike polling regarding specific policies or prioritization of services, the Resident Survey covers a wide range of services across many County funds.  Taken together, the focus areas speak to resident opinions about life in Lane County as well local government services.

Getting periodic feedback from residents helps elected leaders, staff, and other County stakeholder to identify challenges and to plan for and evaluate improvements. Ultimately, it makes us better informed about the people we work for – Lane County residents – and tells us how we’re doing. We’re eager to find out and will share the results this spring right here on our website.

Lane County Resident Survey 2011
Lane County Resident Survey 2011 - Overview of Results
Lane County Resident Survey 2011 - Demographic Subgroup Report
Lane County Resident Survey 2011 - Geographic Subgroup Report

Lane County Resident Survey 2009
Lane County Resident Survey 2009 - Demographic Subgroup Report
Lane County Resident Survey 2009 - Geographic Subgroup Report




































For more information: 

Jennifer Inman
Sr. Management Analyst
County Administration
(541) 682-4203