Hundreds of Lake County residents participated in the initial round of Community Visioning Forums in January 2018. They shared ideas, priorities and needs. The community’s vision revealed a path forward for the next ten years. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Board of Supervisors took a powerful step toward a brighter future, approving Vision 2028.

Since April 2018, County leaders have been collaborating, internally and alongside City partners and community leaders, to help Lake County face and see beyond our immediate challenges. The Lake County Economic Development Strategy, a collaborative effort with Lake County Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Alliance of the North Bay, was adopted in early 2019 by the County and Cities.

April 22-May 30, 2019, the County’s Department of Health Services, Public Health Division, in partnership with Hope Rising and other local agencies and community organizations, hosted “Health and Wellness Forums” throughout the County.  These Forums gathered information toward a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  Many participated, either live or via the County’s Facebook page.  An edited video will soon be made available on the County’s YouTube and Facebook channels, compiling presentations and public comments.

Unfortunately, due to an unprecedented combination of natural disasters and economic factors, resources are limited.  

Direction and clarity of Vision are particularly important in Lake County.

Staff are presently working to implement our Board's Fiscal Crisis Management Plan, adopted December 4, 2018, but we recognize making cuts, alone, is not enough.  We must build and become stronger and more effective than ever before.

Lake County is strongest when we partner to lift up those in need, and when we inspire our neighbors to overcome any and all barriers and shine.  

Vision 2028 is more than a set of priorities.  It is a commitment to face and see beyond immediate challenges.

Will you share our Vision?  We welcome your ideas: and on Facebook, #LakeCountyBrilliance.