Strategic Plan and Annual Report

Plan Hillsborough provides coordinated land use, transportation, and environmental planning recommendations to the elected officials of unincorporated Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City to improve the citizens’ quality of life. As Executive Directors of the Boards, we understand the importance of collaborative input and strategic thinking in the short term, which ultimately supports our agency’s focus on long-range planning.

This Strategic Plan was crafted through several months of collaboration and input, including Board Chair interviews, a Board member survey, and an in-person retreat. Following the development of general themes by the Board members, Plan Hillsborough staff crafted categories and approaches for implementation, including central Pillars, broader Goals, and specific Strategies.

As a result of this detailed development process, the Strategic Plan identifies targeted, quality work on behalf of all three Boards for the next five years. The four Pillars focus on critical aspects of our agency’s work: integrated and connected communities, partnerships and community engagement, resilient natural and built environment, and technology and operational enhancements. The Goals and Strategies expand on agency requirements and values for proactive action.

The Strategic Plan provides a framework for agency-wide priorities and staff direction to ensure a vibrant, thriving future for the communities we serve. We look forward to seeing how these Strategies enhance the vital planning work being conducted by Plan Hillsborough to provide a greater quality of life for our citizens.

At the end of each year, an annual report is completed to detail the progress staff has made toward these goals and strategies. The 2023 Annual Report can be read below.

Cover image for 2024-2029 Plan Hillsborough Strategic Plan
2023 annual report cover with teenagers posing in the outlook tower of McIntosh Preserve in Plant City.