Citrus County Strategic Plan

In 2021, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners voted to initiate the process of developing a strategic plan, which will be used to guide the organization in the years to come. 

Our Vision: A welcoming, economically vibrant community where people and nature live in harmony.

Our Mission: To manage growth and foster prosperity by prioritizing the protection of environmental assets, the development and maintenance of infrastructure, and the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens.

Core Values:
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Innovation
Strategic Goals:
  • Update and retain a dynamic Comprehensive Plan that implements smart growth strategies to guide future development.
  • Lead and manage through multiple partnerships to attract and retain talent to grow and diversify the local economy.
  • Prioritize the protection and improvement of environmental assets.
  • Cultivate an environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit and economic development while ensuring all citizens are connected to resources that provide a path to prosperity.
  • Invest in infrastructure sufficient to support protected growth with priority given to correcting current infrastructure deficits.
  • Develop/establish a comprehensive system of care for mental and physical health that will address the growing need for services by all citizens.
  • Broaden the county’s tax base and plan for early education to develop skills needed to ensure a prosperous future to cultivate business growth.
  • Provide fiscal and environmental stewardship and facilitate the growth of the county’s healthcare, medical, and public safety workforce.


April 2022: FSU FIOG Hosts Community Input Sessions & Strategic Planning Workshop

May 2022: Draft Plan to BOCC for Public Input & Approval

June 2022: Staff Begins Developing Strategic Goals for FY23-24

October 2022: Public Input Period for Strategic Initiatives

January 2023: Discussion of Strategic Goals at BOCC Planning Retreat

April 2023: Staff Submits Budget Requests Tied to Strategic Goals

October 2023: FY2023-2024 Begins

2025 - 2027: First Strategic Plan Review Process Begins

For more information on the strategic planning process, or to schedule a speaker for your association or organization, please email