Sand hill river watershed
Mission, Goals and Focus
The Sand Hill River Watershed District (SHRWD) started a Strategic Planning process in January 2022. Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that Boards, employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future.
At Meeting 1, the SHRWD Board and Staff developed their Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, Primary and Secondary Focus Areas, and a draft Purpose statement.
At Meeting 2, the SHRWD Board and Staff revised their Purpose/Mission statement and Primary and Secondary focus areas. Then they discussed the roles of Watershed Districts and SWCDs and the roles of the Board and Staff.
Mission and Purpose
The original mission statement was revised to reflect the Primary Focus Areas developed through this planning process.
Original Mission Statement of the Sand Hill River Watershed District:
“The mission of the Sand Hill River Watershed District (SHRWD) is to serve the residents of the District by wisely and judiciously managing water resources in a manner which sustains and enhances the social, economic and natural resources of the District.”
Revised Mission Statement of the Sand Hill River Watershed District:
“The mission of the Sand Hill River Watershed District (SHRWD) is to serve the residents of the District by wisely and judiciously managing water resources in a manner which sustains and enhances the local community and economic resources while being mindful of the natural resources of the District.”