For the first time in more than a decade, Wayne County is updating its comprehensive plan. Wayne Onward is an effort to create an authentic community-driven vision for the future of the County.
This is a special moment for the community, so you won’t want to miss out on participating. Now is the time to come together and think about the future of Wayne County.
If you live, work, or play in Wayne County we need your input! Your ideas and your feedback will ensure that this vision and comprehensive plan reflects the authentic voice of the community.
Wayne County’s comprehensive plan was adopted 1997 with an audit in 2007. While many of the County’s core values haven’t changed, Wayne Onward will update the plan to address current trends and planning issues through projects, policies, and programs that will shape the County’s future.
Process and outreach
A citizen Steering Committee is helping to guide the public process and the plan’s recommendations. The group is representative of the County’s many diverse interests.
Individuals with specific interests or expertise will be engaged to provide insight during Wayne Onward’s process.
Input and feedback
Widespread public involvement is vital to Wayne Onward’s success. A number of in-person workshops and online tools will offer a variety of ways for the community to give input throughout the process.
Project management and local knowledge
County staff will support and help to coordinate the work and will also provide local knowledge and expertise to each element of the plan.
Guidance and Adoption
Elected officials will help give direction for the plan. The final plan will be formally adopted by the County Commissioners who will have a central role in its implementation.
Process leadership and expertise
The Planning NEXT team will work closely with the Steering Committee and staff to facilitate the process and share experience from other successful communities nationwide.