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Council Approves County Executive’s Amended Strategic Plan

Post Date:04/19/2019 1:42 PM

April 19, 2019                  

ELKTON, MD. – A resolution to amend the Cecil County Strategic Plan and to revise the planning horizon from five years to ten years was approved by the County Council at the legislative session on Tuesday, April 16th. The original plan was set to expire in May 2019.

The Cecil County 2020 Strategic Plan was developed in accordance with Article 6, Section 601 (a) of the County Charter, which states, “Under the direction of the County Executive, the government shall establish a Strategic Plan for the County, which shall align the County with anticipated shifts in demographic, legal, political, social, or physical conditions.” The Strategic Plan examines current and anticipated future conditions of Cecil County that must be addressed.

Over the last several months, members of leadership worked to update the original plan, adopted in 2014, with the majority of those edits being statistical and data-based. The five strategic objectives of the plan remain the focus: economic development, fiscal stability, education, infrastructure, and safe, healthy and active communities.

“The most significant change is going from a five-year planning timeline to a ten-year timeline, which will be concurrent with the County's Comprehensive Plan,” explained Al Wein, Director of Administration. “Going forward, since the Strategic Plan is the seminal, principal planning document that the County utilizes, it would be prepared first, and then the Comprehensive Plan would follow.

The amended Strategic Plan can be located on the County’s website at


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Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government
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