The strategic plan development was facilitated by a Strategic Planning Team, which consisted of both career and volunteer staff of varying ranks and tenure. The plan’s goals and objectives were all derived from community and staff input solicited during the planning process. Through the strategic planning process, the department identified its core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges. It also clarified the department’s mission, vision, values and expectations. The strategic plan is designed to guide the department over the next three years.