County Embarks on Visioning Session

The Door County Board of Supervisors is seeking input from the community as it embarks on a strategic visioning plan.

A public survey has been posted at The survey asks people to respond to a handful of questions about their impressions of county government, the future of the county, and vital needs the board should address. The survey takes about five minutes to complete.

Door County UW-Extension Community Development Educator Rob Burke said the information gathered in the survey will be used to inform the board’s visioning sessions. Those sessions are meant to develop four primary focus points for the board:

1) Mission Statement – A statement describing the purpose and role of Door County government

2) Vision Statement – What is the ideal county government we aspire to?

3) Core Values – What are the fundamental principles that should guide our actions and operations?

4) Strategic Goals – What are the key priorities that county government should focus on and address over the next 3 – 5 years?

The survey will be posted through February, and is shorter and more focused than the annual citizen survey the county uses each summer.

Burke said a new version of the annual citizen survey will be out in May. The survey has been done online for several years because it’s cost-effective. Though the online survey generated 600 responses last year, Burke said it is not statistically valid.

The new version will be conducted by UW-River Falls and will be mailed to a couple thousand Door County residents.

For more information on either survey or the county’s visioning effort, contact Rob Burke at 920.746.2260 or [email protected].