You're invited to help shape a better tomorrow for Shenandoah County
This survey is to be used to develop the Shenandoah County 2045 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan represents the citizen's future vision for the County. This plan will be built on the opinions and desires of local residents. Your input is needed in order to make this plan, your plan.
The current comprehensive plan was last updated in June 2019 as a new economy or economic development chapter was adopted. The plan was originally implemented in 2005 and was based on a report from 1998 titled, "Commission On The Future." The current plan will expire in its entirety by 2025, which is why we are working on this new 2045 plan.
Members of the public are always welcome to attend the Citizen's Advisory Committee's monthly meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm (virtually). As it can be difficult for everyone to come to Woodstock at that time, we plan on coming to you for this new comprehensive plan. We will be organizing public gatherings across Shenandoah County and need all the help we can get to make sure everyone's voices are heard.
Your responses will not be used to identify you and no information that could identify who you are will be released to the public. Your data will be consolidated into a final report that will be publicly available, implemented into the new 2045 comprehensive plan, and will be used to inform what issues are most important in every community in Shenandoah County. Together we can work on ensuring that the next twenty years are full of collaboration and benefit all individuals in Shenandoah County, including yourself.
What you will do in the study:
You will be taking a 12 minute survey in order to comprehend the needs, aspirations, and desires of various communities in Shenandoah County.
Confidentiality: The information that you give in the study will be handled confidentially. Your data will be anonymous which means that your name will not be collected or linked to the data.
Voluntary participation: Your participation in the study is completely voluntary.
Please note that this survey will be best displayed on a laptop or desktop computer. Some features may be less compatible for use on a mobile device.
If you wish to exit the survey you can simply close your browser and your responses will be disregarded. If you have any questions or concerns please contact County Planner Tyler Hinkle at THinkle@ShenandoahCountyVa.US; 540-459-6204
(All municipal governments must develop a comprehensive plan every 20 years in order to be in accordance with VA § 15.2-2223. In addition to developing new comprehensive plans every 20 years, municipal governments must update their comprehensive plans every five years, with more comprehensive updates at the ten year mark.)